1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
The objective of this cooperative research project is to identify genes important in resistance of soybean to soybean rust and soybean cyst nematode and to develop soybean plants with broad resistance to them.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Soybean genes expressed during rust and nematode invasion will be identified that may be used to broaden resistance to rust and SCN through soybean transformation or targeted mutations. These genes can be over- or under-expressed in soybean roots and challenged with rust and SCN. Genes will be identified that are up regulated during the resistance response using microarrays and deep-sequencing techniques. These up-regulated genes will be over-expressed using strong constitutive promoters or under-expressed using RNA interference.
No progress was made during the reporting period because no one was hired until July 2013 to perform the work.