Project Details:

High Oleic Soybean Breeding (1420-632-6608)

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:United Soybean Board
Categories:Breeding & genetics, Seed composition
Organization Project Code:1420-632-6608
Project Year:2014
Lead Principal Investigator:Kristin Bilyeu (USDA-ARS)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Walter Fehr (Iowa State University)
Asheesh Singh (Iowa State University)
Zenglu Li (University of Georgia)
James Orf (University of Minnesota)
Pengyin Chen (University of Missouri)
Henry Nguyen (University of Missouri)
Andrew Scaboo (University of Missouri)
Grover Shannon (University of Missouri)
Vince Pantalone (University of Tennessee-Institute of Agriculture)
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Keywords: Soybean Composition, Soybean Gene Expression

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Information and Results

Comprehensive project details are posted online for three-years only, and final reports indefinitely. For more information on this project please contact this state soybean organization.

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Final Project Results

Progress for each KPI is specified according to the numbered KPIs in section 3.4:
Five of the six breeders representing Maturity Group (MG) 00 to I, and IV to VII are on track for the goal to release up to 30 high oleic + low linolenic varieties between 2017 and 2018. The sixth breeder (III) forecasts release in 2019. Advanced material shows near yield parity with current commercial lines. All breeders have integrated Roundup-Ready herbicide resistance into their program, and one is incorporating Liberty-Link resistance. Overall, oleic level is running 80-85% and many lines show protein content a little higher than their checks. Work continues on indentifying new sources of oleic content (greater than 85%) and sources that reduce the number of linolenic genes that are needed in a stack with oleic.

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