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Research Project: Discovery and Deployment of QTL Genes/Gene Variants and Networks Controlling Seed Protein Content and Its Association with Major Seed and Stress...

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-043-020-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2021

1. Discover and validate genes controlling soybean protein and oil content 2. Develop new strategies to apply the genes into soybean seed quality improvement

Recently, we identified several genes (candidates) controlling soybean seed protein content. We will characterize and validate the functions of the genes and their association with the other important soybean traits such as oil and yield by integrating molecular, genetic and genomic approaches with an aim to develop new strategies and tools for soybean seed quality improvement through molecular breeding and biotech.