Lens culinaris (lentil)
Lentil is a member of the galegoid (cool-season) legume clade. This annual grain legume crop is cultivated in both northern temperate regions (e.g. the north-west U.S. or south-central Canada), and in arid and semi-arid areas of the developing world. Lentil is valuable as a highly versatile and nutritious pulse.
Of Special Interest
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Current publications on Lens culinaris at PubMed.
Kaur S, Cogan NO, Pembleton LW, Shinozuka M, Savin KW, Materne M, Forster JW. Transcriptome sequencing of lentil based on second-generation technology permits large-scale unigene assembly and SSR marker discovery. BMC Genomics. 2011 May 25; 12: 265.