EVOLVES: Enhancing the Value of Lentil Variation for Ecosystem Survival

EVOLVES: Enhancing the Value of Lentil Variation for Ecosystem Survival

 

In 2015, we embarked upon an ambitious genomics project Application of Genomic Innovation in the Lentil Economy (AGILE) that has delivered the first genome long-read assembly for CDC Redberry (genus Lens), assemblies for 2 wild lentil species, and molecular markers for seed color. This was a start to improving the efficiency at which lentil breeders can produce seeds with select traits, allowing a precision in lentil breeding not yet seen before. Building on these genomic gains, we launched Enhancing the Value of Lentil Variation for Ecosystem Survival (EVOLVES) in 2019 to further breeding efficiencies and focus on characterizing the nutritinal qualities and functionalities of lentil. In this 4 year project, we will further develop and explore the Lens genome linking a wider variety of candidate genes to visual and nutritional quality traits, allowing breeders to produce seeds that fit into very specific end-product categories with a focus on the value-added market.

 

 


Structural variation in genomes of Lens species  

 

Nutritional and food functionality of lentil

 

Improving phenotyping in pulse crop breeding 

 

Using KnowPulse to help decision making in breeding and genetics 

 

What are the 'people factors' involved with lentil genomics?


 

   

Germplasm
Germplasm Collection
AGILE Lentil Diversity Panel