Functional & Integrative Genomics

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 447–462

Functional genomics of soybean for improvement of productivity in adverse conditions

Review

DOI: 10.1007/s10142-010-0178-z

Cite this article as:
Tran, LS.P. & Mochida, K. Funct Integr Genomics (2010) 10: 447. doi:10.1007/s10142-010-0178-z

Abstract

Global soybean production is frequently impacted by various stresses, including both abiotic and biotic stresses. To develop soybean plants with enhanced tolerance to different stressors, functional genomics of soybean and a comprehensive understanding of available biotechnological resources and approaches are essential. In this review, we will discuss recent advances in soybean functional genomics which provide unprecedented opportunities to understand global patterns of gene expression, gene regulatory networks, various physiological, biochemical, and metabolic pathways as well as their association with the development of specific phenotypes. Soybean functional genomics, therefore, will ultimately enable us to develop new soybean varieties with improved productivity under adverse conditions by genetic engineering.

Keywords

SoybeanStressFunctional genomicsComparative genomics

Abbreviation

EST

Expressed sequence tag

FL-cDNA

Full-length cDNA

GO

Gene ontology

LG

Linkage group

MAS

Marker-assisted selection

MS

Mass spectrometry

QTL

Quantitative trait locus

RIL

Recombinant inbred lines

SCN

Soybean cyst nematode

SBR

Soybean rust

TF

Transcription factor

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RIKEN Plant Science CenterYokohamaJapan