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This Week in Nature

In Nature Biotechnology this week, a multi-national team of researchers publish the draft whole genome shotgun sequence of CDC Frontier, a kabuli chickpea variety containing an estimated 28,269 genes. Resequencing and analysis of 90 cultivated and wild genotypes from ten countries identified targets of both breeding-associated genetic sweeps and breeding-associated balancing selection. Candidate genes for disease resistance and agronomic traits were also highlighted.

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