Project Number: 5012-21000-030-028-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2022
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 develop and combine models of protein allocation to soybean seeds with gene network and protein translation models. These will be used with gene expression and metabolite profiles in order to identify regulatory factors that will produce improved soybean seed protein concentration, in a manner similar to what has been done to identify factors that produce improved leaf photosynthesis. (Kannan et al. Combining gene network, metabolic and leaf-level models shows means to future-proof soybean photosynthesis under rising CO2, , in silico Plants, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019).