Improving cold-tolerance of soybeans through modification of sphingolipid unsaturation
Sustainable Production
Lead Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Markham, University of Nebraska
Co-Principal Investigators:
Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Brief Project Summary:

The Brassicas are a family of cold-hardy plants that have given rise to numerous, economically important, temperature climate crops. The research team has identified critical genes in the model Brassica, Arabidopsis thaliana, that provides unique metabolic signatures to lipids from members of Brassica family and are required for cold-hardiness in Arabidopsis. They have successfully transferred one of these metabolic signatures into the non-cold hardy soybean. Their ultimate objective is to test these plants for improved cold-tolerance. Secondary objectives are to transfer other sphingolipid modifying genes that confer cold-tolerance into soybean and assess how they affect for cold-hardiness....

Unique Keywords:
#breeding & genetics, #soybean biotechnology
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

Further development of cold-tolerant soybean.

Final Project Results

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