Center for Soybean Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering: Engineering soybean for effective resistance to soybean cyst nematode;
Wayne Parrott ( University of Georgia) ($550110). The Project Manager's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Words: Soybean Cyst Nematode - Genetic Resistance, Genetically Engineered Soybean, Induced Gene Silencing, Soybean Tissue Culture
Our Center has teamed up with the USB-funded nematode resistance group, which had been cloning parasitism-related genes from soybean cyst nematode. The overall goal is to generate soybeans that will have effective race-independent resistance against soybean cyst nematode, by identifying the proper genes and engineering them into soybean. The approach uses the new RNA interference (RNAi) technology, whereby a part of the nematode parasitism gene is engineered into plants. In contrast to efforts with conventional breeding, an engineering approach should result in soybeans that have a high level of durable resistance to a broad spectrum of different cyst nematode strains.
This project is funded by United Soybean Board