Hierarchically aligning 10 legume genomes establishes a family-level genomics platform

Many legumes are important crops, and to date ten legume genomes have been sequenced, including soybean, common bean, mung bean, and two species of wild peanut. Wang et al. used hierarchical comparative genomics analysis of the ten legume genomes, which enabled them to detected gene colinearity between and within genomes, identify colinearity-supported homologs, orthologs and paralogs, relate duplicated genes to specific ancient polyploidization, and characterize the distribution, expansion, and copy-number variations of economically or agriculturally important gene families and regulatory pathways. Additional data and analyses are available at http://www.legumegrp.org/. Plant Physiol. 10.​1104/​pp.​16.​01981