PHYSIOLOGICAL/BIOCHEMICAL MECHANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH GENETIC ALTERATION OF SOYBEAN QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY
Project Number: 6645-21000-026-00
Start Date: Aug 01, 2006
End Date: Sep 30, 2010
To elucidate regulatory mechanisms of genes that control saturated fatty acid composition in sobyean seed; to characterize the mechanisms that control phytate content in seeds, and the impact of low phytate on seed viability and soy meal digestibility; to identify genes and gene products that cause immune responses to soybean and devise ways to mitigate these reactions.
Evaluate metabolite levels and expression of genes encoding enzymes of the phytate biosynthetic pathway of low and normal phytate seeds in response to increasing P supply; Evaluate amino acid substitution in desaturase genes; Evaluate differences in the amount of allergens bound to soy protein, determine their location in the protein, and assess variation in their structure. BSL-1. 10/01/06.