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Research Project: Comparative and Functional Genomics for Gene Disocovery

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-045-016-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2024
End Date: Nov 30, 2024

The objective of the project is to develop and apply a data-analysis approach for discovering genes and gene networks important for seed quality and productivity and crop resilience to environmental changes.

A combination of comparative genomics, genetics, molecular biology, and quantitative genetics approaches will be applied for discovering genes important for seed quality, productivity and resilience to climate change. ARS have conducted genetic mapping and genome-wide association studies. ARS scientist will provide Arabidopsis and soybean transcriptomic data to co-operators. Co-operator will work together with ARS scientists to analyze the transcriptomic data and develop a comparative and integrative approach to predict genes and gene networks conserved in soybean and Arabidopsis important to seed quality, and yield and resilience to climate change. The co-operator will apply molecular biological approaches such as PCR will be used to validate the results. The approaches will focus on seed quality.