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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Idenification and Characterization of Key Genetic Components Regulating Lipid Metabolic Pathways in Plants

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Project Number: 5070-21000-037-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Objective:
Identification and characterization of key genetic components regulating lipid metabolic pathways in plants.

Approach:
Soybean transcription factor regulatory gene networks and genes potentially regulated by miRNAs have been predicted by a co-expression analysis and a miRNA target prediction program. The project will select a number of genes potentially regulating seed storage oil production, construct a variety of plant expression vectors for over-expressing or silencing the activities of those genes, transform those vectors into plants, measure their oil content and composition in transgenic seeds to validate those gene functions.

Last Modified: 10/30/2014
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