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Research Project: Discovery of Trait Genes, Alleles, Germplasm and Functional Markers for Soybean Seed Quality Improvement

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-043-019-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2019
End Date: Feb 28, 2022

Cooperator will perform the following objectives: 1. Discover soybean QTL genes and gene candidates regulating oil content: 2. Discover new beneficial alleles and soybean accessions using an in-silico genotyping pipeline. 3: Develop a collection of functional/perfect DNA markers for molecular marker assistant selection.

A big-data driven trait QTL gene discovery platform and an in-silico genotyping pipeline developed by ARS will be applied to discover genes regulating oil content and develop a collection of functional markers to facilitate developing high-oil germplasm/cultivars through molecular breeding and genome editing approaches.