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A collaborative project is underway to improve genome sequence of narrow-leafed lupin. An initial lupin genome sequencing project was made possible by funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). In 2010, an international research consortium was formed by experts in various disciplines from the Commenwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), The University of Western Australia (UWA), Proteomics International and the Beijing Genome Institute (BGI). The major focus of the orignial project was to decipher as much of the gene space sequence as possible using the short read sequencing technologies at the time. This led to the genome assembly released in 2017 (Hane et al 2017). The new project funded by GRDC and CSIRO aims to greatly accelerate marker discovery and identification of candidate genes of interest for narrow-leafed lupin crop improvement by now incorparating long read sequencing and Hi-C data to the original assembly, generating a pan-genome for the species as well as a TILLING population in the Tanjil genetic background.