The Status of Soybean Genomics and Its Role in the Development of Soybean Biotechnologies

The Status of Soybean Genomics and Its Role in the Development of Soybean Biotechnologies

Randy C. ShoemakerUSDA ARS, Iowa State UniversityJessica A. SchlueterDepartment of Zoology and Genetics, Iowa State UniversityPerry CreganUSDA ARS Soybean Genomics and Improvement LaboratoryLila VodkinDepartment of Crop Science, University of Illinois The soybean is a major world source of edible oil and high-qual-…

Genetic Enhancement of Soybean Oil for Industrial Uses: Prospects and Challenges

Genetic Enhancement of Soybean Oil for Industrial Uses: Prospects and Challenges

Edgar B. CahoonPlant Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Soybean oil is a renewable raw material for a wide variety of industrial products, including inks, plasticizers, and paints. The range of potential applications can be expanded by…

Modifications in Soybean Seed Composition to Enhance Animal Feed Use and Value: Moving From a Dietary Ingredient to a Functional Dietary Component

Modifications in Soybean Seed Composition to Enhance Animal Feed Use and Value: Moving From a Dietary Ingredient to a Functional Dietary Component

Monty S. Kerley and Gary L. AlleeDepartment of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia Animal feed is the primary user of the nonoil component of soy- beans. Breeding and gene modification strategies have been successfully employed to alter the seed composition of soy-…

The United Soybean Board’s Better Bean Initiative: Building United States Soybean Competitiveness from the Inside Out

The United Soybean Board’s Better Bean Initiative: Building United States Soybean Competitiveness from the Inside Out


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David DurhamUnited Soybean Board Improving compositional quality traits for oil and protein content in soybeans has been a key factor in the industry for almost a decade. In order to build United States soybean competitive- ness, the United Soybean Board and soybean…

Role of Public and Private Soybean Breeding Programs in the Development of Soybean Varieties Using Biotechnology

Role of Public and Private Soybean Breeding Programs in the Development of Soybean Varieties Using Biotechnology

D.A. Sleper and J.G. ShannonDepartment of Agronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia Modern biotechnology has and will continue to play a valuable role in public and private soybean breeding programs. Tools provided by biotechnology will not replace soybean breeding in the public and private…

The Dynamics of Biotechnology in the Soybean Marketplace

The Dynamics of Biotechnology in the Soybean Marketplace

Steven SonkaAssistant Dean for Research Strategy, Chair Emeritus in Soybean Industry Strategy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The goal of this paper is to explore market system dynamics associated with recent and potential future adoption of biotechnology in the soybean marketplace. The…

Agronomics and Sustainability of Transgenic Cotton in Argentina

Agronomics and Sustainability of Transgenic Cotton in Argentina

Matin QaimCenter for Development Research (ZEF), University of BonnEugenio J. CapInstituto de Economía y Sociología, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Buenos AiresAlain de JanvryDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley Transgenic Bt cotton can halve pesticide application rates…

Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: How Do US Consumers Want to See It Done?

Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: How Do US Consumers Want to See It Done?

Mario F. TeislDepartment of Resource Economics and Policy, University of MaineLuke GarnerDepartment of Resource Economics and Policy, University of MaineBrian RoeDepartment of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State UniversityMichael E. VaydaDepartment of Biochemistry and Assistant Director for Biotechnology Research, University…