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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Broadening Resistance of Soybean to the Soybean Cyst Nematode Using Biotechnology

Authors
item Matthews, Benjamin
item Klink, Vincent
item Alkharouf, N - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 2006
Publication Date: July 1, 2006
Citation: Matthews, B.F., Klink, V.P., Alkharouf, N. 2006. Broadening resistance of soybean to the soybean cyst nematode using biotechnology. Meeting Proceedings. 3rd Congreso de Soja del Mercousur, June 24, 2006 - July 4, 2006, Rosairo, Argentina. p. 6-9.

Interpretive Summary: The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the major pest of soybean and causes an estimated one-half to one billion dollars in damage each year in the US. Genetic engineering of soybean may broaden resistance of soybean to SCN. We are using sophisticated molecular and computer techniques, such as microarrays, laser capture microdissection and bioinformatics, to identify genes that may be useful in enhancing resistance of soybean to SCN. Thus far, our studies have identified six genes that are candidates for further study. This information is important to scientists developing new methods to broaden resistance of soybean to SCN.

Technical Abstract: The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the major pest of soybean and causes an estimated one-half to one billion dollars in damage each year in the US. Genetic engineering of soybean may broaden resistance of soybean to SCN. We are using sophisticated molecular and computer techniques, such as microarrays, laser capture microdissection and bioinformatics, to identify genes that may be useful in enhancing resistance of soybean to SCN. Thus far, our studies have identified six genes that are candidates for further study. This information is important to scientists developing new methods to broaden resistance of soybean to SCN.

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