ABSTRACT

The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria. Soybean was domesticated in northeastern China about 2500 BC and subsequently spread to other countries. The enormous

chapter 1|18 pages

Introduction

ByJames Orf

chapter 2|36 pages

Classical Breeding and Genetics of Soybean

ByAndrew M. Scaboo, Pengyin Chen, David A. Sleper, Kerry M. Clark

chapter 4|20 pages

Molecular Genetic Linkage Maps of Soybean

BySachiko Isobe, Satoshi Tabata

chapter 5|32 pages

Molecular Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci

ByDechun Wang, David Grant

chapter 6|46 pages

Molecular Breeding

ByDavid R. Walker, Maria J. Monteros, Jennifer L. Yates

chapter 7|18 pages

Map-based Cloning of Genes and QTLs in Soybean

ByMadan K. Bhattacharyya

chapter 8|12 pages

Candidate Gene Analysis of Mutant Soybean Germplasm

ByR. E. Dewey, P. Zhang

chapter 9|24 pages

Functional Genomics—Transcriptomics in Soybean

BySangeeta Dhaubhadel, Frédéric Marsolais, Jennifer Tedman-Jones, Mark Gijzen

chapter 10|22 pages

The Draft Soybean Genome Sequence

ByJeremy Schmutz, Steven B. Cannon, Therese Mitros, Will Nelson, Shengqiang Shu, David Goodstein, Dan Rokhsar

chapter 11|18 pages

Soybean Comparative Genomics

ByJianxin Ma, Steven Cannon, Scott A. Jackson, Randy C. Shoemaker

chapter 12|28 pages

Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool

ByJulie M. Livingstone, Kei Chin C. Cheng and Martina V. Strömvik

chapter 13|22 pages

Soybean Proteomics

BySavithiry S. Natarajan, Thomas J. Caperna, Wesley M. Garrett, Devanand L. Luthria

chapter 14|18 pages

Metabolomics Approach in Soybean

ByTakuji Nakamura, Keiki Okazaki, Noureddine Benkeblia, Jun Wasaki, Toshihiro Watanabe, Hideyuki Matsuura, Hirofumi Uchimiya, Setsuko Komatsu, Takuro Shinano

chapter 15|14 pages

Soybean Future Prospects

ByEd Ready