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Next generation mungbean SNP markers

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The Australian Mungbean Association joined forces with QUT and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) on new research that aims to stop a plant bacteria seasonally affecting significant percentages of our mungbean crop each year. 

Mungbean (Vigna radiata), is established as the key rotation in tropical Australia’s cereal-based cropping systems. It has a short duration, wide sowing window, a range of rotation benefits and is established as a high-value product for discerning international markets.

New varieties released by the National Mungbean Improvement Program have doubled production to 70,000 tonnes since 2003. Further industry growth, expansion into new tropical production environments, and progress towards a new industry target of 170,000 tonnes annual production requires the adoption of new breeding technologies and an understanding of traits and the physiological processes determining yield and response to abiotic and biotic stress.

This project is delivering new genetic knowledge that will directly assist the breeding of better mungbean varieties for Australian growers. The NAM framework will be used to introduce genetic diversity including abiotic/biotic resistance and new adaptive traits into elite mungbean germplasm using bi-parental and backcross breeding.  Five hundred and sixty mung bean, black gram and wild accessions have been genotyped as part of a genetic diversity study completed on cultivated and wild Australian germplasm.

Thirty crosses have been made to Crystal forming the NAM population, including four interspecific crosses to Vigna var. sublobata. For each population, sixty, F2 derived recombinant inbreed were fast tracked to the F5 generation using controlled environment and field increases.  This population is a global resource and will aid in the study of complex traits such as drought and heat stress at flowering as well as disease resistance.

The data would be of most interest to plant breeders, distributors, growers, agronomists and domestic and international exporters and researchers both in Australia and globally.

Access rights

This dataset may be re-used for commercial purposes, in mash-ups, and if combined with other datasets, it must be shared under the same conditions. Attribution is required. The researchers involved are open to collaborative research opportunities with others accessing this dataset.

Geographical area of data collection

Hermitage Research Station - Warwick, Queensland


Noble, Thomas (2017) Development of the Mungbean Nested Association Mapping (NAM) Resource. In InterDrought V, 21-25 February 2017, Hyderabad, India. (Unpublished) https://eprints.qut.edu.au/104759/

Research areas

Single-nucleotide polymorphism
Plant biology
Crop and pasture production
Breeding population
Plant breeding

Cite this collection

Noble, Thomas; Williams, Brett; Mundree, Sagadevan (2017): Next generation mungbean SNP markers. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.4225/09/59b8a393e44f9

Partner institution

Australian Mungbean Association http://www.mungbean.org.au/index.html
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/

Data file types

Excel files (.csv), approximately 58MB.


Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA)


© Queensland University of Technology, 2017.

Dates of data collection

From 2014 to 2015


Has association with
Brett Williams  (Researcher)
Sagadevan Mundree  (Researcher)
Has chief investigator
Thomas Noble  (Researcher)


Name: Dr Brett Williams
Phone: +61 7 3138 1696
Fax: +61 7 3138 1534


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Published - Open Access