Use of Genomics to Develop Disease Resistant Soybeans
Sustainable Production
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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:

Phytophthora root and stem rot, caused by Phytophthora sojae, and Pythium damping-off and root rot cause poor stands and reduce yield. Host resistance is the most cost-effective way to manage them. However, resistance genes become ineffective as the pathogen populations change over time. This project aims at identification of new and novel disease resistance genes and their associated DNA markers. The long-term goal of the research is to develop disease-resistant and high-yielding soybean cultivars adapted to Virginia and Mid-Atlantic growing conditions. Specific project objectives are to develop breeder-friendly and easy-to-use DNA markers for genes conferring resistance to Phytophthora root rot and Pythium diseases and to identify breeding lines and develop germplasm with resistance to both diseases.

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

Information And Results
Final Project Results

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