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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:
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).

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