Glycine Willd.

Glycine is a genus of 19 species, all native to Asia and Australia. One species, Glycine max, is economically important (soybean). It is cultivated worldwide as an oil seed and has been recorded as an alien in Belgium.


Hymowitz T. & Newell C.A. (1981) Taxonomy of the genus Glycine, domestication and uses of soybeans. Economic Botany 35(3): 272-288.

Kollipara K.P., Singh R.J. & Hymowitz T. (1997) Phylogenetic and genomic relationships in the genus Glycine Willd. based on sequences from the ITS region of nuclear rDNA. Genome 40(1): 57-68.

Lepart J. (2001) A molecular phylogenetic study of the subtribe Glycininae (Leguminosae) derived from the chloroplast DNA rps16 intron sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 2064-2073.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith