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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6645-21220-068-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

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

Objective:
To improve selection methods for high-yielding protein soybean varieties, populations for northern and southern varieties with higher protein and lower phytic acid, and improve the amino acid composition of seed proteins.

Approach:
Continuation of breeding programs to combine or introduce genes that enable development of agronomic soybean germplasm with superior meal attributes that include increased total metabolizable energy, improved essential amino acid balance, and enhanced digestibility for feed applications. Research involving DNA marker methodology will be subcontracted through SCA to cooperators at UT, UGA, and NCSU.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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