Thesis / Dissertation

The functional analysis of soybean (Glycine max L.) flowering genes

Sangil Lee, Prem Bhalla (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Soybean (Glycine max L.) is one of the major crop plants since its seeds contain high levels of oil and protein. In addition, soybean’s unique ability in fixing nitrogen makes it a key plant for sustainable agriculture due to the increasing cost of nitrogen fertilizers caused by continuing depletion of petroleum. The demand for improvement of soybean yield has been rapidly growing due to the plant’s high nutritional values and its significance in sustainable agriculture. Flowering is a major step in plant life cycles as it plays crucial roles in reproductive success. Late flowering under favourable conditions allow plants to maximize their vegetative growth, which ultimately leads to improve..

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