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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF MG00, 0 AND I SOYBEAN GERMPLASM HIGH OLEIC ACID, LOW SATURATED FATTY ACIDS AND LOW LINOLENIC ACID WITH GOOD AGRONOMIC QUALITY

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

2012 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Lines with low linolenic acid (<3%), and/or less than 7% saturated fatty acids (16:0 + 18:0) will be developed for maturity groups 00, 0 and I and released if competitive in performance.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Utilize classical methods of plant breeding and molecular tools available to accelerate the development of breeding material with higher oil concentration and improved fatty acid profiles.


3.Progress Report:

This project is related to Objective 2 of the in-house project: To discover novel genes/alleles in soybean for seed composition, determine their inheritance, determine genomic location, transfer to adapted germplasm, and release.

This new research project is a continuation of the research project 6645-21220-012-44S and has been active only since April 1, 2012. Yield trials of advanced lines with modified fatty acid composition have been planted. A high yielding low linolenic line is being used as the recurrent parent in a marker assisted backcrossing program that has high oleic lines as the donor parents. High oil lines are being evaluated in yield trials.


Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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