Rebecca Whetten

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fap 1 mutation is caused by a G174A change in GmKASIIIA that disrupts a donor splice site recognition and creates a GATCTG motif that enhanced its expression. Soybean oil with reduced palmitic acid content is desirable to reduce the health risks associated with consumption of this fatty acid. The objectives of this study were: to identify the genomic(More)
Susceptibility of Paulownia elongata S.Y. Hu (princess tree) to Agrobacterium tumefaciens and A. rhizogenes was demonstrated by inoculating in vitro shoots. Shoots had a gall formation frequency of ≥83% when inoculated with any of three A. tumefaciens strains (542, A281, or C58). Timing of gall appearance and type of callus proliferation differed among A.(More)
Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] oil typically contains 2–4 % stearic acid. Seed oil with 20 % stearic acid would be useful for solid fat applications, both for its cooking properties and health benefits. Breeding lines with high stearic acid have been developed, but many suffer from agronomic problems. This study identifies a new source of high stearic(More)
Two new sources of elevated seed stearic acid were identified and the feasibility of an elevated stearic acid, high oleic acid germplasm was studied. Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] oil typically contains 2–4 % stearic acid. Oil with at least 20 % stearic acid is desirable because of its improved baking properties and health profile. This study identifies(More)
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