Table I.

Chromosome number and genome size of major model and crop legumesa

TribeGenusSpeciesChromosome No.Genome SizeSelf-Compatibility
Mb/1C
TrifolieaeMedicagoM. truncatula (barrel medic)2n = 2x = 16466Selfing
Alfalfa2n = 4x = 321,715Outcrossing
TrifoliumTrifolium pretense (red clover)2n = 2x = 14637Outcrossing
Trifolium repens (white clover)2n = 4x = 32956Outcrossing
MelilotusMelilotus officinalis (sweet clover)2n = 2x = 161,103Outcrossing
ViceaePisumGarden pea2n = 2x = 144,337Selfing
ViciaVicia faba (faba bean)2n = 2x = 1213,059Selfing
LensLentil2n = 2x = 144,116Selfing
CicereaeCicerChickpea2n = 2x = 16931Selfing
LoteaeLotusL. japonicus2n = 2x = 16466Selfing
PhaseoleaePhaseolusCommon bean2n = 2x = 22588Selfing
VignaMungbean2n = 2x = 22515Selfing
GlycineSoybean2n = 4x = 401103Selfing
CajanusCajanus cajan (pigeon pea)2n = 2x = 22858Selfing