Foundational Research will help improve soybeans, other legumes

January 13, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: ScienceDaily] – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are part of a team that has sequenced the majority of the soybean genome, providing an unprecedented look into how this important legume crop converts four critical ingredients–sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen–into protein and oil, the basic building blocks for many consumer products.

The research team from 18 federal, state, public and private organizations published their research today in the journal Nature.

For more information: Soybean Genome Sequenced: Foundational Research Will Help Improve Soybeans And Other Legumes