New gene discovery will help combat SCN

IARN — Four years of research from a team of scientists at the University of Missouri, the University of Georgia, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led to the discovery of a new gene- GmSNAP02- that the soybean industry will be able to use to combat soybean cyst nematode (SCN). SCN attacks soybean plants in a way that can be difficult to detect, so having genetic resistances is key. Eric Oseland, Director of Agronomy and Research for Missouri Soybeans, said the current SCN gene that is in production has seen lower efficacy due to prolonged usage, so a new gene is an amazing development.

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