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Lupinus albus (white lupin)


White lupin, domesticated in the Mediterranean region, is now widely grown as a pulse crop around the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Australia. Although lupin is in the papilionoid legume subfamily, it is highly divergent from other crop legumes such as peanut, bean, or pea. The seed is remarkably high protein content (around 40%), and low in starch and oil. Extensive mapping projects are underway, as is a genome sequencing project.

Of Special Interest

See discussion of the (very diverse) Lupinus genus (with particular focus on white lupin) at http://lupins-bk.blogspot.com/ .

NCBI taxon3870
GRIN taxon22802

Wikipedia entry

Genome Summary

Chromosomes2n = 50


transcript assembly annotationTranscript assembly LAGI01 contig annotations. Provided by J. O'Rourke, S. Yang, and C. Vance Linkout »
transcript assembly contigsTranscript assembly LAGI01 contigs. Developed by J. O'Rourke, S. Yang, and C. Vance from RNA-seq. Linkout »

Reference Data

Selected References

Current publications on Lupinus albus at PubMed.

O'Rourke JA, Yang SS, Miller SS, Bucciarelli B, Liu J, Rydeen A, Bozsoki Z, Uhde-Stone C, Tu ZJ, Allan D, Gronwald JW, Vance CP. A RNA-Seq transcriptome analysis of Pi deficient white lupin reveals novel insights into phosphorus acclimation in plants. Plant Physiology, in press.

Meng ZB, You XD, Suo D, Chen YL, Tang C, Yang JL, Zheng SJ. Root-derived auxin contributes to the phosphorus-deficiency-induced cluster-root formation in white lupin (Lupinus albus). Physiologia Plantarum. 2012 Oct 15.

Liao C, Hochholdinger. Comparative analyses of three legume species reveals conserved and unique root extracellular proteins. Proteomics. 2012;12:3219-3128.

Iqbal MJ, Mamidi S, Ahsan R, Kianian SF, Coyne C, Hamama AA, Narina SS, Bhardwaj HL. Population structure and linkage disequilibrium in Lupinus albus L. germplasm and its implication for association mapping. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 2012;125:517-530.

Meng ZB, Chen LQ, Suo D, Li GX, Tang CX, Zheng SJ. Nitric oxide is the shared signalling molecule in phosphorus- and iron-deficiency-induced formation of cluster roots in white lupin (Lupinus albus). Annals of Botany. 2012;109:1055-1064.

Cheng L, Bucciarelli B, Shen J, Allan D, Vance CP. Update on lupin cluster roots. Update on white lupin cluster root acclimation to phosphorus deficiency. Plant Physiology. 2011;156:1025-1032.

Cheng L, Bucciarelli B, Liu J, Zinn K, Miller S, Patton-Vogt J, Allan D, Shen J, Vance CP. White lupin cluster root acclimation to phosphorus deficiency and root hair development involve unique glycerophosphdiester phosphodiesterases. Plant Physiology. 2011;156:1131-1148.

Phan HTT, Ellwood SR, Adhikari K, Nelson MN, Oliver RP. The first genetic and comparative map of white lupin (Lupinus albus L.): identification of QTLs for anthracnose resistance and flowering time, and a locus for alkaloid content. DNA Research. 2007;14:59-70.

 Knecht KT, Nguyen H, Auker AD. Effects of extracts of lupine seed on blood glucose levels in glucose resistant mice: antihyperglycemic effects of Lupinus albus (white lupine, Egypt) and Lupinus caudatus (tailcup lupine, Mesa Verde National Park). Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy. 2006;6:89-104.