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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Development of Soybean Varieties with Higher Yield Potential and Higher Protein Concentration Using Molecular Marker Technology

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6645-21220-068-12
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

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

Objective:
To develop productive group III, IV and V disease resistant, soybean varieties with improved protein, quantity, quality and stability.

Approach:
Utilize classical and marker assisted breeding approaches to discover and introduce novel genes from adapted lines and plant introductions to develop high yielding group III, IV and V varieties with: a) 37% or greater protein and acceptable oil with resistance to nematodes and diseases, b) Improved lysine, methionine, cysteine, and other potentially limiting amino acids, c) Improve protein stability across environments, and c) Develop low phytate soybeans without seed germination issues.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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