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Research Project: Utilizing Unique Genetic Diversity to Combine Elevated Protein Concentration with High Yield in New Varieties and Experimental Lines

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-040-22-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2018
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
Develop and release experimental lines and varieties of soybean that are higher in protein concentration and higher in yield than current varieties.

Approach:
Characterize high protein lines for the presence of the major protein quantitative trait loci (QTL; Map new QTL for high protein concentration from Glycine tomentella; Characterize protein composition and amino acid profiles of G. tomentella-derived lines and selected experimental soybean lines; and Improve seed quality in early planting soybean production system.