A genome assembly for the Andean line G19833 (generated with DOE-JGI, ARRA, and USDA-ARS funding) is available at Phytozome.
Genome publication: Schmutz, J. et al. 2014
NCBI GenBank Genome Assembly details
Legumeinfo Phaseolus vulgaris GBrowse genome browser
Legumeinfo Phaseolus vulgaris JBrowse genome browser
Other browsers and resources listed at the Genomes tab above.
Gene lists and more available from the Bean Improvement Cooperative.
See bean QTLs, traits, and related information on the Galeano et al. 2011 consensus map
Common bean's center of origin is Central America, and it was likely domesticated there as well as in the Andes. Beans were also carried into North America and were grown by Native Americans there for many centuries. They were carried to Europe by early explorers of the New World, and have undergone about 500 years of additional domestication and selection in Europe. The species has great agricultural variety, and is of critical importance as a high-protein food across the world.
Common bean is closely related to several other domesticated crop species in the group of "warm-season legumes". Other domesticated species in the Phaseolus genus include lima bean (P. lunatus), tepary bean (P. acutifolius), and runner bean (P. coccineus). Species in the similar Vigna genus include cowpea (V. unguiculata), adzuki bean (V. angularis), moth bean (V. aconitifolia), black gram (V. mungo), mung bean (V. radiata), ricebean (V. umbellata), and Bambara groundnut (V. subterranea). Other more distantly related warm-season legumes include soybean, jicama, pigeonpea, African yam bean, hyacinth bean, and Apios americana ("potato bean").
More information and data available at:
: Bean Improvement Cooperative
: Bean breeders's molecular marker toolbox
Gramene Plant Reactome