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Into the wild -- Applying wild soybean to dissect the genetic basis of broad-spectrum soybean cyst nematode resistance and tolerance for soybean improvement

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Award date: 
Jun 3, 2014
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
UNC - Charlotte
Principal Investigator: 
Song, Bao-Hua
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Region: 
Greater Charlotte

This project seeks to identify genes in wild soybeans responsible for broad-spectrum resistance and tolerance to the Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), the most devastating soybean disease. The ultimate goal is to develop soybean cultivars with broad-spectrum resistant and tolerance to SCN.

Fiscal year: 
2014