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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Deploying Molecular Markers for Three Soybean Maturity Genes for Yield Enhancement and Efficient Trait Introgression

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-036-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Develop and deploy a molecular model for soybean flowering time and maturity that can be utilized to more efficiently develop higher yielding soybean germplasm with improved seed composition traits for multiple production environments.

Soybean maturity will be modeled with molecular genetic data for the three E gene loci and corresponding phenotypic data. Soybean lines will be developed and evaluated for yield utilizing the molecular markers targeting maturity groups I, III, and V. Soybean lines with maturity groups I, III, and V will also be developed that contain the high oleic acid seed oil or low phytate seed meal traits by utilizing a straight cross molecular marker-assisted approach to converge appropriate maturity and seed composition traits.

Last Modified: 11/24/2015
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