Optimization of a novel alien gene transfer method for the targeted transfer of soybean cyst nematode resistance from distant wild relatives
Sustainable Production
Biotic stressGeneticsNematode
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This is the first year of this project.
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Kanwardeep S, Geneshifters LLC
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Brief Project Summary:
The proposed project is focused on optimizing and utilizing the novel approach in Soybean to develop germplasm with durable resistance against SCN in the background of high-yielding soybean varieties. The expected outcomes from the proposed project will result in the development of a new soybean crop improvement pipeline while developing advanced germplasm that can be tested for variety release as well as for licensing by other breeding programs to improve soybean health, and nutrition, sustainability, resilience, and productivity.
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Wild relatives of crop plants carry multiple biotic and abiotic stress tolerance genes. The presence of chromosome pairing and recombination barriers between the chromosomes of cultivated and wild genomes restricts the transfer of gene(s). Using a major regulator of chromosome pairing, we are looking to optimize a novel method of alien gene transfer inn soybean.

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

Once optimized, the method would allow seamless transfer of candidate genes from wild relatives of soybean for multiple biotic and abiotic stress tolerances.

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