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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Idenification and Characterization of Key Genetic Components Regulating Lipid Metabolic Pathways in Plants

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-037-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Identification and characterization of key genetic components regulating lipid metabolic pathways in plants.

Soybean transcription factor regulatory gene networks and genes potentially regulated by miRNAs have been predicted by a co-expression analysis and a miRNA target prediction program. The project will select a number of genes potentially regulating seed storage oil production, construct a variety of plant expression vectors for over-expressing or silencing the activities of those genes, transform those vectors into plants, measure their oil content and composition in transgenic seeds to validate those gene functions.

Last Modified: 1/25/2015
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