Location: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research
Project Number: 5082-21000-016-02-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2014
Increase protein contents, improve amino acid profile, and decrease phytate in MG-II to IV by incorporating appropriate genes from diverse sources of soybean lines.
The objective will be achieved by making crosses with high-protein, low phytate sources from other state cooperators to elite soybean lines and improved high-protein breeding lines from northeastern USA. The breeding lines will be advanced and tested against appropriate checks. High performing lines will be released as germplasm or cultivars with the target traits. Conventional and molecular assisted breeding will be used. NIR protocols will be used for amino acid profiling of advanced breeding lines and finished germplasm.