Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research2012 Annual Report
1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
Lines with low linolenic acid (<3%), and/or less than 7% saturated fatty acids (16:0 + 18:0) will be developed for maturity groups 00, 0 and I and released if competitive in performance.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Utilize classical methods of plant breeding and molecular tools available to accelerate the development of breeding material with higher oil concentration and improved fatty acid profiles.
3. Progress Report:
This project is related to Objective 2 of the in-house project: To discover novel genes/alleles in soybean for seed composition, determine their inheritance, determine genomic location, transfer to adapted germplasm, and release. This new research project is a continuation of the research project 6645-21220-012-44S and has been active only since April 1, 2012. Yield trials of advanced lines with modified fatty acid composition have been planted. A high yielding low linolenic line is being used as the recurrent parent in a marker assisted backcrossing program that has high oleic lines as the donor parents. High oil lines are being evaluated in yield trials.