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Research Project: Identifying Key Targets for Soybean Seed Protein Concentration Improvement by Creating a Virtual Soybean Model

Location: Global Change and Photosynthesis Research

Project Number: 5012-21000-032-016-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2024
End Date: Mar 31, 2025

The objective is to identify biochemical processes and genes related to protein concentration in soybean seeds, with the long-term goal of finding new approaches to aid soybean breeding to improve meal quality.

We will integrate the nitrogen uptake and distribution model into our crop growth model and validate the combined models by examining nitrogen uptake of old and new soybean varieties.