Engineering High Protein Content Soybeans

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Eliot Herman
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Title: Engineering High Protein Content Soybeans

 

Invention: An enabling technology to create enhanced value soybean seeds with higher proportional seed protein content.

 

Background: Soybeans are the primary global source of plant-source protein. About 70% of the global protein input for animal feed is obtained from soybean. The soybean industry has a strategic goal of increasing seed protein content while preserving maximum oil content. Soybean seed protein content is regulated by genotype and can be bred as a trait, however, protein composition is far more plastic, termed proteome rebalancing, and can be significantly altered.

 

Applications:

 

Enhanced seed protein content

Enabling technology for future biotechnology improvements

 

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