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Qijian Song

Research Geneticist

Research Leader
Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Bldg. 006 Rm. 100
10300 Baltimore Ave,
Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
(301) 504-5337

Description of Research Activities:

Research involves: Discovery of  genetic variants in soybean, wheat and common bean genomes through high throughput DNA and RNA sequence analysis; Development and application of molecular genetic markers and genomic research tools such as gene chips to identify QTL and genes controlling biotic and abiotic stress resistance, agronomic and quality traits; Identification of desirable genetic diversity for germplasm improvement; Application of knowledge of bioinformatics, biostatistics to breeding practice, genetics and genomics research; and Development of algorithms and computer programs for the genetic analysis of large datasets containing high throughput sequences and genotyping data.