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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Improve Pathogen and Pest Resistance in Soybean

Location: Soybean/maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research

Project Number: 3611-22000-021-22
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 17, 2013
End Date: Apr 29, 2017

Objective:
Discover new disease resistance in cultivated soybean and related annual and perennial species through conventional and newly developed screening techniques for common soybean pathogens and pests.

Approach:
Seeds of soybean germplasm including commercial cultivars and accessions (both soybean and wild perennial accessions from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection) will be assembled for resistance evaluation to various soybean pathogens and pests. These evaluations will be done using common greenhouse inoculation techniques, as well as other techniques like detached leaves or leaf disks that are not yet standard procedures. The most resistance genotypes will be retested in the field (if possible) and again using different screening procedures to confirm resistance.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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