The soybean is now the first legume species to have its complete genome sequence published, an achievement which could improve its potential as a biofuel feedstock. A research team made up of 18 institutions which included the United States Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, the Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Purdue University and… [Read More]
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Nationwide, soybean production in 2009 totaled 3.36 billion bushels, up 1 percent from the Nov. 1 forecast and up 13 percent from 2008. U.S. production is the largest on record. The average yield per acre is estimated at a record-high 44 bushels, 0.7 bushel above the Nov. 1 forecast and 4.3 bushels above 2008’s yield…. [Read More]
This sequencing of the soy genome is the culmination of more than 15 years of collaborative research. The team used a so-called “whole-genome shotgun” (WGS) approach to sequence 85 percent of the 1.1 billion nucleotide base pairs that spell out soy’s entire DNA code. The sequence also provides researchers with a critical reference to use… [Read More]
The study was authored by Jeremy Schmutz of the Joint Genome Institute and the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Purdue University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and 43 other researchers from 18 institutions. The Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, USDA and United Soybean Board… [Read More]
“Soybean and other legumes play a critical role in global food security and human health and are used in a wide range of products, from tofu, soy flour, meat substitutes and soy milk to soy oil-based printing ink and biodiesel,” Molly Jahn, USDA deputy under secretary for research, education and economics, said in a news… [Read More]
Having the new soybean sequence as a reference is expected to increase the speed and reduce the costs of resequencing the 20,000 stored soybean lines. The study was authored by Jeremy Schmutz of the Joint Genome Institute and the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Purdue University and the University… [Read More]
Agricultural Research Service is USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency. The Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute; Purdue University at West Lafayette, Ind.; the University of Missouri at Columbia; and the University of Arizona at Tucson also participated in the soybean sequencing project, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and USDA’s National Institute… [Read More]