Mapping and identification of QTL associated with soybean seed yield, protein, oil, and amino acids in 5601T × U99- 310255 RIL population using SNP genotyping
Cunicelli, M.J., C. E. Sams, L. Schneider, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  Crop Science Society of America.

Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is the world’s leading source of vegetable oil and high quality protein meal. However, soybean protein and oil and protein and yield are negatively genetically correlated. A unique cross between 5601T × U99-310255 was made because both parents display higher protein with high yields and favorable oil. This cross led to the experimental population of 144 F8:10 (2017) and F8:11 (2018) recombinant inbred lines (RILs) of soybean grown in a two year field trial. These RILs were grown over the 2017 and 2018 field seasons in replicated six location field trials. The objectives of this study are to detect soybean genomic regions that increase protein content, while maintaining oil content and seed yield and to successfully identify soybean seed protein, oil, and yield QTL. This will lead to a more valuable soybean for farmers, processors, and animal nutritionists.