IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GENES IMPORTANT DURING SEED DEVELOPMENT IN LEGUMES
Crop Production and Pest Control Research
Project Number: 3602-21000-006-00
Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: May 27, 2013
Objective 1: Identify and characterize genes or gene products that control metabolic expression of protein and oil accumulation during legume seed development.
Objective 2: Develop genomic resources to characterize the function of genes or gene products that mediate genetic variation in composition and allergenicity of seed storage proteins in soybean and comparable legumes.
The project uses molecular biological approaches to study the sequence and expression of genes that are required for soybean seed development. Genetic and biochemical approaches are used to study the interactions and function of gene products that are important for the accumulation of storage proteins or fatty acids in seeds. Genetic approaches are used to create mutant plants and characterize mutant plants in the TILLING population.