Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21000-036-06
Start Date: Apr 01, 2012
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
In previous research, an exotic plant introduction line was identified with tolerance to high temperature stress during germination. This line has been crossed to a higher-yielding cultivar and a F5 RIL population has been developed. This population is being analyzed for whole genome marker information and phenotyped for the amount of heat tolerance during germination. This information will be used to genetically map and characterize the genomic locations, and potentially the genetic causes for this trait. In addition, soybean seed composition traits will be evaluated as a potential source of heat tolerance.