Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6645-21220-012-65
Start Date: Jan 16, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Molecular techniques which identify and tag yield genes offer the opportunity to advance soybean yields. However, this new technology produces agricultural success only when applied to the appropriate genetic breeding materials. The authors of this proposal have developed unique genetic materials, derived from Japan, that are ideally suited to identifying and tagging yield genes. The essence of this proposal is to: i) use our new soybean breeding materials as test subjects to integrate next generation molecular technology with field breeding, ii) provide proof of concept for the synergy of these two disciplines, and iii) develop genetic products that can be utilized in the soybean industry.