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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PHYSIOLOGICAL/BIOCHEMICAL MECHANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH GENETIC ALTERATION OF SOYBEAN QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY Project Number: 6645-21000-028-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: May 15, 2013

Objective:
To elucidate regulatory mechanisms of genes that control saturated fatty acid composition in sobyean seed; to characterize the mechanisms that control phytate content in seeds, and the impact of low phytate on seed viability and soy meal digestibility; to identify genes and gene products that cause immune responses to soybean and devise ways to mitigate these reactions.

Approach:
Evaluate metabolite levels and expression of genes encoding enzymes of the phytate biosynthetic pathway of low and normal phytate seeds in response to increasing P supply; Evaluate amino acid substitution in desaturase genes; Evaluate differences in the amount of allergens bound to soy protein, determine their location in the protein, and assess variation in their structure. BSL-1. 10/01/06.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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