Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21000-037-02
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2014
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.