Dissect carbon capture and partitioning in soybean with a systems approach for yield and oil content improvement
Sustainable Production
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This is the first year of this project.
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Chi Zhang, University of Nebraska
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Brief Project Summary:

Plants, including soybean, extract carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere as they grow, and pathways for carbon capture and partitioning, such as photosynthesis and fatty acid synthesis, directly affect the biomass, seed yields, and oil content. While it is apparent that the carbon capture and partitioning has direct effect on the soybean yield and oil content, the linkage between carbon capture/partitioning and their corresponding phenotypes is poorly understood in transgenic soybeans, carrying some key genes involved in photosynthesis and/or fatty acid synthesis. Therefore, we propose a study to apply a systems approach by analyzing transcriptomic sequencing data for variant transgenic...

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#breeding & genetics
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

The project will generate an online database of gene expression profiles and co-expression networks of soybeans for public use. The database will be posted on the Pl's lab website (http://sysbio.unl.edu/). This database will be valuable to experimentalists in guiding the research on carbon capture and partitioning in soybeans. All transcriptomic data generated by this project will be deposited to the NCBl databases. To reach broader audience by taking full advantage of our solid skills and expertise in computer related technology, we plan to develop a webpage, which will have biology related quizzes, pictures, and cartoons to broadcast knowledge about carbon capture and partitioning in soybeans. At the same time, results from the proposed research will be disseminated broadly; we will present our results to the scientific community through meeting reports, invited lectures, and peer-reviewed publications. Those media will also be online, including in NebGuides database. Special seminars for soybean producers will be held at the UNL.

Final Project Results

Updated February 12, 2021:

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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.