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Research Project: BREEDING SOYBEANS WITH HIGH OLEIC ACID WITH BACK-CROSSING AND MARKER-ASSISTED SELECTION

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6645-21220-012-60-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013

Objective:
1. Developed soybean lines with increased oil content and improved fatty acid composition while maintaining protein content at 41.5% (36% @ 13% moisture, i.e. 48% protein meal) and maintaining or increasing yield in MG VII and VIII soybeans. 2. Provide DNA marker assisted selection services for breeders in Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee at the University of Georgia Soybean Laboratory.

Approach:
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.