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Advances in Plant Systematics and Population Genomics: Applications of Next Generation Techniques

Schlueter, Jessica [1], Safari, Sajedeh [1], Beine, Jaime [1], Whaley, Adam [1], Burkey, Kent [2], Carter, Thomas [2].

Determining molecular responses to environmental change in soybeans.

As the global climate changes, plants will be challenged by environmental stresses that are more extreme and more frequent. The average yield loss due to environmental stresses is currently estimated to be more than 50% for major crop species and is the major limitation to world food production. The discovery of resistance to environmental stresses has been hampered by the complexity of these traits as well as the difficulty in measurement of the plant responses. Recent studies have identified a small family of soybean genotypes from a breeding program in Fiskeby, Sweden, that are resistant or partially resistant to atmospheric ozone pollution as well as other environmental stress conditions. Ozone pollution is often perceived as an urban issue, but the problem is actually regional and includes many agricultural areas. Ozone has been shown to reduce growth and yield in many crops and soybean is known to be an ozone sensitive species Utilizing Illumina RNA-seq we have surveyed both resistant, Fiskeby III, and susceptible,Mandarin (Ottawa), varieties under both control (low) and high ozone conditions.

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1 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Bioinformatics 261, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28223, USA
2 - United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Serivce, 3127 Ligon St, Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA

Next Generation Sequencing
Glycine max.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY03
Location: Lenox Room/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 2:15 PM
Number: SY03003
Abstract ID:553

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