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CSE Prof. Stefano Lonardi's team sequenced the toughest pea


Professor Lonardi, his graduate students Qihua Liang, Hind

Alhakami, Rachid Ounit, and Abid Md. Hasan, and his collaborators

have published and released the genome sequence of the black-eyed pea.

Black-eyed peas have been a global dietary staple for centuries due to

their environmental toughness and exceptional nutritional qualities, such

as high protein and low fat. In sub-Saharan Africa they remain the number

one source of protein in the human diet.