BAC-end Sequence Analysis and a Draft Physical Map of the Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Genome
Tropical Plant Biology
Volume 1, Number 1, 40-48, DOI: 10.1007/s12042-007-9003-9
Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a legume that is an important source of dietary protein in developing countries throughout the world. Utilizing the G19833 BAC library for P. vulgaris from Clemson University, 89,017 BAC-end sequences were generated giving 62,588,675 base pairs of genomic sequence covering approximately 9.54% of the genome. Analysis of these sequences in combination with 1,404 shotgun sequences from the cultivar Bat7 revealed that approximately 49.2% of the genome contains repetitive sequence and 29.3% is genic. Compared to other legume BAC-end sequencing projects, it appears that P. vulgaris has higher predicted levels of repetitive sequence, but this may be due to a more intense identification strategy combining both similarity-based matches as well as de novo identification of repeats. In addition, fingerprints for 41,717 BACs were obtained and assembled into a draft physical map consisting of 1,183 clone contigs and 6,385 singletons with ~9x coverage of the genome.