Project Number: 5012-22000-021-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Develop multiple disease resistant soybean lines through gene discovery and transfer of disease resistance genes into soybean.
The overall approach will include the following three steps: 1) determine functionality of candidate genes involved in resistance to sudden death syndrome, Sclerotinia stem rot, brown stem rot, Rhizoctoinia root rot, and charcoal rot diseases using the bean pod mottle virus-based VIGS system, 2) confirm the resistance reaction in soybean using RNAi gene silencing in soybean, and 3) recover transgenic lines of soybean with resistance to multiple diseases of soybean.