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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of Soybeans with High Yield and Higher Seed Protein with Improved Amino Acid Composition, and Low Phytate

Location: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit

Project Number: 3607-21000-016-02
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2014

Increase protein contents, improve amino acid profile, and decrease phytate in MG-II to IV by incorporating appropriate genes from diverse sources of soybean lines.

The objective will be achieved by making crosses with high-protein, low phytate sources from other state cooperators to elite soybean lines and improved high-protein breeding lines from northeastern USA. The breeding lines will be advanced and tested against appropriate checks. High performing lines will be released as germplasm or cultivars with the target traits. Conventional and molecular assisted breeding will be used. NIR protocols will be used for amino acid profiling of advanced breeding lines and finished germplasm.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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