Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6645-21220-068-43
Start Date: Apr 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
Breeding programs from seven states will work in close collaboration to gain a better understanding of the underlying genetic mechanisms that control protein content and amino acid composition in soybean seed and to incorporate this knowledge into applied breeding programs that target a wide range of maturity groups. Specific activities will include: extensive field testing of advanced high protein lines, phenotyping and genotyping of mapping populations developed to identify loci that affect protein content and/or protein composition, linkage mapping analysis and germplasm exchange.