The status of soybean genomics and its role in the development of soybean biotechnologies

Randy C. Shoemaker, Jessica A. Schlueter, Perry Cregan, Lila Vodkin

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Abstract

The soybean is a major world source of edible oil and high-quality protein. It has an interesting and complex genome structure. It has a rich repertoire of genomic tools and resources that include a vast expressed sequence tag (EST) collection, a densely populated genetic map, a developing physical map, microarray resources, and an efficient transformation system. It also has a large and active research community. The array of resources available would be improved with a finished physical map and a better understanding of the gene space and chromosomal topography of the species. Still, the soybean is clearly the model crop legume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalAgBioForum
Volume6
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Genome
  • Glycine max
  • Legume
  • Model crop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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