Improvement of Soybean Germplasm for Aquaculture Feed
Sustainable Production
GeneticsGenomicsSeed quality
Lead Principal Investigator:
Ed Cahoon, University of Nebraska
Co-Principal Investigators:
Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Brief Project Summary:

The proposed research addresses the need for development of a complete soybean-based aquaculture feed. The current soybean-based feed lacks sufficient levels of EPA omega-3 fatty acids and other oil-based feed components. Because of these deficiencies, soybean-based aquaculture feed currently requires supplementation with fish oil and high-priced astaxanthin pigments, particularly for farm-raised salmon. In addition, oils with enhanced omega-3 fatty acid content are prone to oxidation, which limits the shelf life of fish due to the development of off-flavors and odors

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#seed composition
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

Aim 1. Stacking of EPA fatty acid, astaxanthin, and high vitamin E antioxidant traits into a single soybean line for optimized aquaculture feed using synthetic biology tools.
Aim 2. Improved omega-3 EPA and total oil content in Nebraska soybean germplasm.
Aim 3. Improvement of astaxanthin pigment levels in Nebraska soybean germplasm.

Final Project Results

Updated April 24, 2018:

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