Adzuki bean (Vigna angularis), an important legume crop, is grown in more than 30 countries, as an important source of starch, digestible protein, mineral elements, and vitamins. By whole-genome shotgun sequencing through a consortium including BGI, 450 Mb (83% of the genome) was assigned to the 11 chromosomes of adzuki bean by using a single nucleotide polymorphism genetic map. A total of 34,183 protein-coding genes were predicted.

CAS news release, October 15, 2015