Utilizing Unique Genetic Diversity to Combine Elevated Protein Concentration with High Yield in New Varieties and Experimental Lines (1820-152-0106-B)
Sustainable Production
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Parent Project:
This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
George Graef, University of Nebraska
Co-Principal Investigators:
Asheesh Singh, Iowa State University
William Schapaugh, Kansas State University
Brian Diers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aaron Lorenz, University of Minnesota
Hari Krishnan, University of Missouri
David Hyten, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Steven Clough, USDA/ARS-University of Illinois
Rusty Smith, USDA/ARS-University of Illinois
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Leveraged Funding (Non-Checkoff):
The industry partners receive no funds for their cooperative participation in our multi-location yield tests, but with over 200 entries evaluated in replicated tests in 15 environments, their in-kind contribution is significant. In addition, all university participants in this project receive support from their state, regional, or national commodity programs and are recognized leaders in soybean research. The USDA cooperators receive support from USDA for their ongoing research and development programs. Moreover, a simple calculation of a 45% or more facilities and administrative fee that is typical on federally funded projects provides additional information on the in-kind contributions that are made for this project.
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Unique Keywords:
# high protein, diversity, #breeding, high protein, diversity, #seed composition
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

1. Distribute final report of all field and seed composition data for experimental lines tested jointly with commercial companies to all participants and other interested soybean breeders by January 31
2. Continue and strengthen industry cooperative evaluations of new, diverse, high-yield lines with improved seed composition and nutritional bundle, facilitating exchange and adoption of germplasm by industry programs
3. Develop a common, testing-only MTA acceptable to all commercial, university, and USDA participants to facilitate exchange of seeds for the cooperative tests by January 31, 2018
4. Make germplasm releases of experimental lines with improved yield and enhanced protein concentration and nutritional bundle to be used by both public and private sector breeders to develop new varieties
5. Develop a list of high-protein germplasm accessions indicating the presence or absence of the high-protein gene on chromosome 20 that can help select new sources of high protein that are genetically different from what is currently being used
6. Provide information on genetic markers to identify the specific genes on chromosomes 15 and 20 that increase protein concentration
7. Obtain preliminary data indicating if the genes controlling high protein concentration in G. tomentella-derived lines are different from the major genes known in soybean
8. Identify specific protein components that are responsible for the increased protein concentration in experimental lines derived from G. tomentella
9. Provide data on protein quality for both high protein soybean lines and high protein G. tomentella-derived lines that will help select lines with higher concentration of sulfur-containing amino acids
10. Identify genes in elite and exotic germplasm pools that influence seed protein concentration
11. Identify unique loci for yield and seed composition traits in exotic sources that are not present in the commercial gene pool
12. Develop at least one new soybean line with superior yield and seed composition and quality for the ESPS in the southern US

Final Project Results

Updated November 2, 2018:

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