Regulation of Seed Composition

Project

The objectives of this project are to use systems biology approach to study regulation of seed composition, to develop a molecular tool for soybean germplasm improvement. This molecular tool can generally increase plant defense to pathogens/pests, with higher-protein trait, with normal morphology, development and yield similar to the control plants. A non-transgenic approach has been set up to generate non-regulatory soybean with potentially both high-protein and pathogen/pest-resistance traits.

Recent Highlights:

Feature article by ISU News Service, November 13, 2015; article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, November 9