Overview
GenusLotus
Speciesjaponicus
Common Namebirdsfoot trefoil
Abbreviationlotja

Lotus japonicus, a forage crop (much like clover), is widely used as a model in legume biology. It is physically small in stature, with a small genome, and a short generation time, and it is relatively easily transformable (for gene functional studies).

Genome version available on LIS is version Lj2.5 and Lj3.0, publication associated with this genome version is available here: Sato, S et al. 2008. Other browsers and resources listed at the Genomes tab above.

Lotus genome version 2.5
Legumeinfo Lotus japonicus Lj2.5 GBrowse genome browser
Legumeinfo Lotus japonicus Lj2.5 JBrowse genome browser

Lotus genome version 3.0
Legumeinfo Lotus japonicus Lj3.0 GBrowse genome browser
Legumeinfo Lotus japonicus Lj3.0 JBrowse genome browser

Other browsers and resources listed at the Genomes tab above.

More information and data at:
Miyakogusa.jp
Wikipedia
Lotus japonicus Database at PlantGDB

Image Source: http://mips.helmholtz-muenchen.de/plant/static/images/lotus1.jpg
Feature Summary
The following features are currently present for this organism
Feature TypeCount
exon303,120
protein_match125,532
mRNA93,954
protein_hmm_match93,250
null74,588
polypeptide48,106
gene39,735
syntenic_region5,206
chromosome9
Cross References
External references for this organism
DatabaseAccession
genbank:taxonomy34305
uniprot:specieslotja