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Research Project: Discover and Deploy Novel Genes to Develop New Varieties and Germplasm with Elevated Meal Protein and Essential Amino Acids from Diverse Sources

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6070-21220-069-100-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2021
End Date: Sep 30, 2022

Objective 1. Develop soybean germplasm with increased seed protein content, competitive yield compared to elite cultivars. Objective 2: Identify, confirm and characterize genes responsible for seed protein synthesis and storage. Objective 3: Incorporate value-added traits and key abiotic traits into high-yielding and high-meal protein lines. Objective 4. Use near-isogenic lines (NILs) to evaluate the effect of high vs average protein soymeal on growth and development of poultry (collaboration with nutritionists and poultry experts).

Conventional breeding and molecular mapping approaches will be used to accomplish these objectives.