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Research Project: Enhancing Protein Quality While Maintaining Protein Amount with Insights Generated from Soybean Mutants - (Kansas State University)

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-043-16-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 1, 2019
End Date: Nov 30, 2020

The over-arching objective of this proposal is to understand the changes in metabolism that lead to enhanced soybean protein quality, particularly sulfur-containing amino acid biosynthetic pathways for improvement in amino acid composition of soybeans in multiple growing regions within different maturity zones.

The focus is on central carbon metabolism and those steps associated with sulfur-based amino acid metabolism. Isotopic labeling pulse-chase experiments will be used to study the flow of carbon during the phases of seed development. Cooperators will assess transcripts and design constructs for enhancing protein amino acid composition.