Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

169  University of North Texas  (84465)

Principal Investigator: Alonso,Ana Paula

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 151,692

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: - 9/15/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Biological Sciences

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Science

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Towards the development of high-yielding cultivars & germplasm with optimum oil and protein content and innovative oil attributes for the current market

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: The Ohio State University


Program Title: N/A


The market share and market value of soybean oil have been in flux as a result of changing regulations, nutritional attributes, and consumer acceptance. With this flux comes both challenges and opportunities for soybean research and production. This project will work towards the development of soybean cultivars & germplasm that have high yield with optimum oil and protein content in order to maximize production value of soybean on a per acre basis. Furthermore, we aim to incorporate innovative oil products through the addition of the essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, to create a value-added oil. To do this, the project integrates the team’s expertise in plant breeding, genetics, genomics, biotechnology and biochemistry for an interdisciplinary approach which includes the development of a multi-trait selection index module based on multi-year market trends; identification, assessment, and utilization of key alleles which reduce the negative association between protein and oil; identification of metabolic bottlenecks; use of the metabolic information to design genetic strategies to meet our target outcomes; and evaluation, characterization, and incorporation of transgenes for the development of potentially high-value innovative oils such as those containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

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