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Phytophthora root rot (PRR) of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is the second most important cause of yield loss by disease in North America, surpassed only by soybean cyst nematode (Wrather et al. in Can J Plant Pathol 23:115-121, 2001). Tolerance can provide economically useful disease control, conditioning partial resistance of soybean to PRR. The aims(More)
Inositol polyphosphate kinase (IPK; EC participates in inositol metabolism, calcium signaling, stress response, gene transcription and other physiological and biochemical processes. In the present work, ThIPK2 (an inositol polyphosphate kinase from Thellungiella halophila) was transferred into soybean through an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated(More)
Soybean fatty acids (FAs) are major sources of vegetable oil in the world. The FA composition of soybean is associated with the quality and nutritional value of its oil and food products. The polyunsaturated FAs, particularly linolenic acid (LN), are prone to oxidation by lipoxygenase isozymes and negatively affect the flavor and shelf-life of soybean(More)
A cDNA library enriched for mRNAs encoding ESTs that increased in abundance during short days was constructed by SSH from leaf tissues of a photoperiod sensitive soybean. The proteins predicted to be encoded by the mRNAs were inferred to be involved in diverse functions. A full-length mRNA that encoded a soybean ortholog of the transcription factor RAV was(More)
BACKGROUND Germin and germin-like proteins constitute a ubiquitous family of plant proteins. A role of some family members in defense against pathogen attack had been proposed based on gene regulation studies and transgenic approaches. Soybean (G. max L. Merr.) germin genes had not been characterized at the molecular and functional levels. RESULTS In the(More)
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines Ichinohe) is one of the most fatal pests of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) worldwide and causes huge loss of soybean yield each year. Multiple sources of resistance are urgently needed for effective management of SCN via the development of resistant cultivars. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
Soybean isoflavones are valued in certain medicines, cosmetics, foods and feeds. Selection for high-isoflavone content in seeds along with agronomic traits is a goal of many soybean breeders. The aim of the study was to identify the quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying seed isoflavone content in soybean among seven environments in China. A cross was(More)
Mapping expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) of targeted genes represents a powerful and widely adopted approach to identify putative regulatory variants. Linking regulation differences to specific genes might assist in the identification of networks and interactions. The objective of this study is to identify eQTL underlying expression of four gene(More)
BACKGROUND Most quantitative traits are controlled by multiple quantitative trait loci (QTL). The contribution of each locus may be negligible but the collective contribution of all loci is usually significant. Genome selection that uses markers of the entire genome to predict the genomic values of individual plants or animals can be more efficient than(More)
Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) results in severe yield loss of soybean in many soybean-growing countries of the world. A few loci have been previously identified to be associated with the aphid resistance in soybean. However, none of them was via isoflavone-mediated antibiosis process. The aim of the present study was to conduct genetic analysis(More)