Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21000-036-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
Develop and deploy a molecular model for soybean flowering time and maturity that can be utilized to more efficiently develop higher yielding soybean germplasm with improved seed composition traits for multiple production environments.
Soybean maturity will be modeled with molecular genetic data for the three E gene loci and corresponding phenotypic data. Soybean lines will be developed and evaluated for yield utilizing the molecular markers targeting maturity groups I, III, and V. Soybean lines with maturity groups I, III, and V will also be developed that contain the high oleic acid seed oil or low phytate seed meal traits by utilizing a straight cross molecular marker-assisted approach to converge appropriate maturity and seed composition traits.