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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars and Germplasm with Higher Seed Protein Content And/or Improved Amino Acid Composition

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6645-21220-068-43
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
Develop genetic and molecular tools that will facilitate breeding soybean cultivars and germplasm with higher seed protein content and/or improved amino acid composition.

Approach:
Breeding programs from seven states will work in close collaboration to gain a better understanding of the underlying genetic mechanisms that control protein content and amino acid composition in soybean seed and to incorporate this knowledge into applied breeding programs that target a wide range of maturity groups. Specific activities will include: extensive field testing of advanced high protein lines, phenotyping and genotyping of mapping populations developed to identify loci that affect protein content and/or protein composition, linkage mapping analysis and germplasm exchange.

Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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