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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Drought Stress Tolerance for the Midwest and South: Building on Success

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6645-21220-068-03
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: May 01, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2013

Objective:
Development of drought tolerant soybean varieties.

Approach:
Interdisciplinary approach involving breeders, physiologists and molecular geneticists. We have identified 9 exotic drought tolerant exotics in the USDA soybean germplasm collection. Genes conferring drought tolerance will be transferred to adapted varieties using a combination extensive field breeding and DNA tagging of drought QTL. Physiological studies will determine how the various drought QTL interact with the environment and each other, to facilitate their deployment.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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