NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers with the US Department of Agriculture plan to create a library of 50,000 SNPs from the soybean genome that could be used to develop soybeans with improved yield, greater resistance to pests, and improved protein and oil quality, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service said late last week.
Scientists at the ARS’ Soybean and Genomics Improvement Research Unit in Beltsville, Md., will be working with $2.9 million in funding from the United Soybean Board.

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