Genomic strategies for soybean oil improvement and biodiesel production

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Genomic strategies for soybean oil improvement and biodiesel production

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[-] show simple item record Kumar, Rajesh en Valliyodan, Babu en Joshi, Trupti en Xu, Dong, 1965- en Lee, Jeong en Sleper, D. A. en Hyten, David en Cregan, Perry B. en Shannon, J. Grover en Nguyen, Henry T. en Rajesh, P. N. en 2009-04-21T13:48:56Z en 2009-04-21T13:48:56Z en 2009-04 eng
dc.description Track II: Transportation and Biofuels en
dc.description Includes audio file (21 min.) en
dc.description.abstract Soybean oil, a promising renewable energy resource, comprises 73% of biodiesel in addition to other industrial applications. Missouri is the fifth largest state in the US for soybean plantation. With the target to produce 225 million gallons of biodiesel by 2015 from the current 75 million gallons produced in 2005, efforts should not only focus on expanding the number of oil crops to meet the demand but also to increase the amount of oil per hectare for each crop. Considering the ever increasing need for biodiesel and the potential for Missouri to play a major role in national and international demand, We, at the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology focus on discovering the genetic factors that are responsible for oil content in soybean using genetic and genomic strategies. The long term goal is to apply discoveries in breeding programs and biotechnology for the development of improved soybean cultivars with increased oil content that will make this crop more competitive in end-uses. Our multidisciplinary approaches include traditional Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) mapping, association mapping, bioinformatics and transgenics by developing new resources and utilizing already available resources such as mapping populations, diverse germplasm collections, genome sequence information and transgenes. In addition to total oil content, we are focusing on improving quality traits such as oleic acid which has direct human health benefits and application in biodiesel production. With the use of advanced genomic technologies, genetic materials, and synergistic efforts involving intra- and inter institutional collaborations, we believe that our current and future research will contribute substantially to biodiesel production. Increased production using high oil soybean cultivars will not only increase the economic gains to farmers/growers but also facilitate the US to emerge as the global leader in biodiesel production. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Transportation and Biofuels en
dc.subject genomic strategies en
dc.subject biotechnology en
dc.subject Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) en
dc.subject National Center for Soybean Biotechnology en
dc.subject.lcsh Soybean -- Genetic engineering -- Research en
dc.subject.lcsh Biodiesel fuels -- Research en
dc.title Genomic strategies for soybean oil improvement and biodiesel production en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.contributor.meetingname Missouri Energy Summit (2009 : University of Missouri--Columbia) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri (System) en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri System. Missouri Summits. Missouri Energy Summit 2009
dc.relation.ispartofcollection Presentations (Missouri Energy Summit 2009)

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