Location: Soybean Genomics and Improvement
Project Number: 1245-21220-232-08
Start Date: Sep 30, 2010
End Date: Feb 01, 2015
Soybean genes expressed during rust and nematode invasion will be identified that may be used to broaden resistance to rust and SCN through soybean transformation or targeted mutations. These genes can be over- or under-expressed in soybean roots and challenged with rust and SCN. Genes will be identified that are up regulated during the resistance response using microarrays and deep-sequencing techniques. These up-regulated genes will be over-expressed using strong constitutive promoters or under-expressed using RNA interference.