Improving Seedling Emergence of Value-Added Low Phytate Soybeans
Animal healthAnimal nutritionNutrient management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
M A Saghai Maroof, Virginia Tech
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Brief Project Summary:

The long-term goal of the project is development of low phytate soybean cultivars for improved nutritional availability for livestock feed with good seedling emergence and high-yield. The main objective for the current phase of the project is to understand the genetic and molecular basis of the low seedling emergence trait in relation to seed PA and stachyose content in soybean. Research collects detailed information on characteristics differentiating eight unique lines, as well as transcriptome profiling. Data analysis searches for potential associations and identification of genes and biochemical pathways related to seedling emergence.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, extension agents, livestock farmers, livestock nutritionists, soybean breeders, seed companies

Information And Results
Project Deliverables

This proposal is translational in nature, with the results leading directly toward improved soybean yields, enhanced metabolizable soybean meal, improved feed quality, and reduced environmental phosphorus run-off. Animal agriculture is a soybean farmer's #1 customer.

Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.