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

7/9/2019

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.