Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6645-21220-068-33
Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2014
1. Transfer large proportions of the wild soybean genome from each of 20 diverse wild soybean accessions to agronomically adapted soybean breeding lines by selecting within Mega-populations using field breeding combined with DNA marker technology 2. Evaluate the core and minicore collection of the wild soybean accessions for morphological/biochemical plant and seed traits. 3. Verify the proportion of wild soybean (G. soja) in agronomically superior breeding lines from the cross of domesticated x wild soybean, and develop efficient breeding approaches to introgress wild soybean alleles into elite breeding populations. 4. Map yield QTLs with yield enhancing alleles from wild soybean. 5. Develop and release improved germplasm from G. max x G. soja crosses for use in modern breeding. 6.Develop NILs for wild/domesticated soybean traits and determine the yield drag associated with each of these domestication traits. 7. 7.Identify yield QTL from Japanese Plant introductions Nakasennari and Fukuyataka and compare to YLD1 and YLD2 haplotypes from PI 416937 8. Coordinate the USB Southern Diversity trials in groups IV through VIII 9. Develop and release new germplasm derived from exotic Asian soybean. 10. Identify yield alleles and genes derived from Asian soybean which are associated with improved yield.