Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus), an important annual legume, lacks information on its ecophysiology under dryland conditions and on genomic resources for crop improvement. This research employed field-based trait scoring and next-generation sequencing to understand the genetic control of adaptation and domestication traits and develop genomic resources in the crop's first linkage map. Yellow lupin escapes drought escape under terminal water deficit conditions. The crop exhibited high conserved synteny with the narrow-leafed lupin genome, and key domestication traits such as dehiscence, alkaloid content, flower and seed colour are all controlled by single genes.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||5 Dec 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|