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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Soybean/maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit

232 National Soybean Research Center

Agricultural Research Service

1101 W. Peabody Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

Tel. 217.244.4346

Fax 217.244.4639

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Mission Statement:

The mission of this unit is to: 1) acquire, characterize, evaluate, maintain, utilize, and distribute germplasm accessions in the genus Glycine; 2) identify genes controlling traits of economic importance in soybean including seed yield, seed composition and disease resistance; 3) investigate soybean genomic responses to microbial interactions; 4) determine the genetic and pathogenic variability of soybean fungal pathogens, and the epidemiology of the diseases they cause; 5) research the population dynamics and improvement of management schemes for the soybean cyst nematode; 6) develop control strategies for soybean-infecting viruses based on host genetic responses and knowledge of virus virulence, incidence, transmission, and diversity; 7) acquire, maintain, develop, evaluate and distribute genetic and cytogenetic stocks of maize; and 8) evaluate induction and characterize regulatory components of gene expression in maize in response to anaerobic stress.

maize geneticsResearch Leader:  Randall L. Nelson

Additional Links:


Maize Genetics Cooperation - Stock Center

Resources Information Network (GRIN)


Urbana ARS Location Homepage


Last Modified: 8/14/2013
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