News This is our newsfeed Copyright 2022, en-us USDA-ARS Tue, 29 November 2022 18:45:54 -0600 David Grant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News Try the new SoyBase whole genome <a href=>sequence browser</a> 2009-05-21 12:39:17 David Grant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News The Glyma1.0 chromosome-based assembly and annotation of soybean is now available, replacing the preliminary contig-based assembly and annotation. 2008-12-08 12:00:00 David Grant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News A table is now available to <a href="">convert the soybean linkage group names to chromosome numbers</a>. The table was compiled by Perry Cregan's group at the USDA-ARS Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory. 2008-07-30 12:00:00 David Grant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News The SoyBase and Soybean physical map websites have undergone a user interface upgrade. Please tell us your impressions. You can contact us <a href="" title="SoyBase contact link">HERE</a> 2008-08-15 12:00:00 David Grant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News SoyBase Soybean <a href="" title="SoyBase soybean ontologies">ontologies</a> are available from the SoyBase site under "Soybean Ontologies" in the SoyBase sub-nav bar. These ontologies cover soybean growth and development. Input from the community is actively encouraged. 2008-08-15 12:00:01 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News BARCSOYSSR 1.0, a collection of 33,065 potential SSRs identified by Qijian Songand Perry Cregan from the Wm82 genomic sequence has been released. These SSRs arenow available as a track in the <a href="">SoyBase Genome Browser</a>. The whole dataset is availablefor <a href="">download</a>. 2010-03-01 16:19:34 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News Explore soybean metabolic pathways using the <a href="">SoyCyc</a> metabolic pathway interface.This interface allows users to explore soybean metabolic pathways that have beenelectronically annotated with the Glyma 1.01 gene calls from JGI. 2010-03-18 13:59:07 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News We have added a selection of preconfigured views to the <a href="">SoyBase Genome Browser</a>. Choosing one of the Example Views in the Search section at the top of the page will turn on a set of related tracks in the viewer. These examples show some of the kinds of data available in the genome viewer and can be used as a starting point forconstructing a customized set of tracks. 2010-04-12 13:46:59 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News The Soybean Genetics Newsletter has ceased publication. An archive of the site has been set up at SoyBase and is accessible from the Soybean Genetics Newsletter link on the <a href="">Resources</a> page. 2010-07-13 10:43:56 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News Information about the gene models has been updated with improved annotations and <a href=";stop=50160000;ref=Gm01;cache=on;drag_and_drop=on;show_tooltips=on;grid=on;label=centromere:overview-pericentromere:overview-Glyma1">enhanced sequence browser views</a> and <a href=" ">text reports</a>. Additionally it is now possible to download the mRNA, CDS or predicted protein sequences for a gene model and all of its splice isoforms from the text page returned by clicking on a gene model name in the SoyBase Genome Browser. 2010-05-25 17:26:14 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News A collection of photos taken by Rich Wilson at the 13th Biennial Molecular & CellularBiology of the Soybean held in Durham, NC in August 2010 has been <a href=""> posted</a>. 2010-08-17 14:24:47 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News A Progress Report has been completed by Rich Wilson and DavidGrant based onresponses to a survey sent out in early 2010. A PDFversion of the report, <a href="">SoyGenStratPlan2008-2012-Accomplishments v1.6</a>, isavailable. 2010-09-03 14:13:58 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News A new whole genome display option has been added to the BLAST tool at SoyBase. When chosen, the results of the BLAST are shown for all chromosomes with links to individual zoomed views in the SoyBase sequence viewer. 2010-09-28 13:39:57 dgrant SoyBase News /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+News The first in a <a href="">series of tutorials on SoyBase and soybean genetics and genomics</a> has been posted. This video will walk you through the needed supplies and proper methods in soybean cross-pollination. 2010-10-14 14:34:09 David Grant Soybean Genomics Research: A Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Genomics+Research%3A+A+Strategic+Plan+for+2012-2016 A document outlining Soybean Genomics Research: A Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 has been released. Word and PDF versions are available <a href="">here</a>. Mon, 01 November 2010 David Grant Soybean Breeders Workshop presentations posted /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Breeders+Workshop+presentations+posted PDF files of the presentations made at the 2011 Soybean Breeders Workshop (2/21-23/2011 in St. Louis, MO) have been added to <a href="">SoyBase</a>. PDF files of the 2010 presentations are also available, and we expect to continue to post similar files from future Workshops. Mon, 28 February 2011 16:03:20 -0600 David Grant Improved searching at SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#Improved+searching+at+SoyBase We have reworked and expanded the search capabilities for SoyBase. The new search page (SoyBase -> Search menubar entry or <a href="">here</a>) allows the submission of terms in one or more categories. The search results page shows the number and types of data in SoyBase that relate to the search terms, with links from this page to the complete search results. The examples shown on the search page can be used for testing by clicking on the term. Thu, 05 May 2011 16:25:25 -0500 David Grant MTP for Wm82 physical map /soynews/newsview.php#MTP+for+Wm82+physical+map A Minimum Tiling Path (MTP) for the Wm82 BAC-based physical map has been developed by Jungmin Ha and Scott Jackson (Purdue University). A track for this MTP is available in the <a href="">SoyBase genome sequence browser</a>. Thu, 05 May 2011 16:29:40 -0500 David Grant Improved data downloading from SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#Improved+data+downloading+from+SoyBase A <a href="">unified downloads page</a> has been developed where various collections of genetic and sequence data can be retrieved. Please let us know if there are other data types or subsets that you would like added. Thu, 05 May 2011 16:30:31 -0500 David Grant GO terms updated /soynews/newsview.php#GO+terms+updated The Gene Ontology (GO) terms associated with the Wm82 gene calls are being updated. The gene calls associated with enzymes involved in metabolism have been revised, and we expect the remainder to be finished soon. Thu, 05 May 2011 16:31:59 -0500 David Grant A Strategy for Prioritizing Research Goals and Outreach Plans to Reduce Soybean Production Losses Caused by Stink Bugs and Related Insect Pests /soynews/newsview.php#A+Strategy+for+Prioritizing+Research+Goals+and+Outreach+Plans+to+Reduce+Soybean+Production+Losses+Caused+by+Stink+Bugs+and+Related+Insect+Pests In March 2011 a group of scientists met to develop a research plan to address the emerging problem of a complex of pod-attacking stink bugs. A <a href="">Strategic Research Plan</a> was produced. Thu, 12 May 2011 09:59:03 -0500 David Grant Improved Genetic Maps Display /soynews/newsview.php#Improved+Genetic+Maps+Display The number of QTL on the genetic maps has dramatically increased as the SoyBase staff continues to incorporate QTL experiments from the literature. This has resulted in displays that are increasingly crowded and potentially difficult to use. To address this we have split the QTL into 4 classes (seed composition & yield, disease & stress, plant architecture, and other traits) with each of these classes presented as a separate column in the CMap genetic map displays. We hope that this will enhance the usefulness of the genetic maps. As always, comments on these changes are encouraged. Mon, 14 November 2011 08:54:57 -0600 David Grant Soybean Genomics Research Strategic Plan Updates /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Genomics+Research+Strategic+Plan+Updates Progress made by the soybean community on the 2012-2016 Soybean Genomics Research Strategic Plan is being compiled by George Graef, Katy Rainey and Rich Wilson. Please see the <a href="">Strategic Plan website</a> for details on how to contribute to the report. Wed, 01 February 2012 15:27:35 -0600 David Grant Seed available for cultivars with expired PVP's /soynews/newsview.php#Seed+available+for+cultivars+with+expired+PVP%27s Seed for cultivars whose PVP registration has expired is now available at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) in Ft. Collins, CO. This <a href=" PVP's at NSSL 051512.xls">spreadsheet</a> contains a list of private varieties with expired PVP certificates. If you are interested in requesting any of these varieties (50 seeds/sample), please send your requests to <a>Adam Mahan</a>, USDA-ARS. Fri, 18 May 2012 13:45:00 -0500 David Grant 2nd Annual Soybean Mutant Finder and Precision Genomics Workshop /soynews/newsview.php#2nd+Annual+Soybean+Mutant+Finder+and+Precision+Genomics+Workshop The 2nd Annual Soybean Mutant Finder and Precision Genomics Workshop will be held in July 8-10, 2013 at the University of Missouri. Fri, 07 September 2012 13:27:49 -0500 David Grant 2017 World Soybean Research Conference /soynews/newsview.php#2017+World+Soybean+Research+Conference The 2017 World Soybean Research Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia, will be held in Savannah, Georgia. Mon, 15 April 2013 11:20:40 -0500 David Grant SoyBase video tutorials now available /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+video+tutorials+now+available Video tutorials for various aspects of SoyBase searches and tool functionalities have been developed. The tutorials page can be accessed from the <a href="">Resources</a> tab at SoyBase. Tue, 25 February 2014 09:19:34 -0600 David Grant VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SoySNP50K DATA /soynews/newsview.php#VERY+IMPORTANT+NOTICE+ABOUT+SoySNP50K+DATA We have identified a problem with the SoySNP50K data in SoyBase. The file provided for the entire data set was correct. However, data for individual cultivars or SNPs downloaded using the SoyBase tool were incorrect. An update will be posted once this problem has been resolved. Thu, 10 April 2014 10:04:32 -0500 David Grant SoySNP50K data problem FIXED /soynews/newsview.php#SoySNP50K+data+problem+FIXED We have fixed the error that resulted in incorrect SoySNP50K data being downloaded from SoyBase. To summarize, the downloadable file for the entire data set was correct. However, data for individual cultivars, ie. the tab-delimited file with SNP rows and cultivar columns (snp_id_position_and_value), contained incorrect values. Mon, 14 April 2014 09:57:52 -0500 David Grant Wm82.a2.v1 genomic sequence now searchable by BLAST /soynews/newsview.php#Wm82.a2.v1+genomic+sequence+now+searchable+by+BLAST The Wm82.a2 soybean genome sequence (aka the 2nd assembly) is now the default BLAST target from our quick BLAST tool on the front page. The associated gene calls and peptide sequences are available in our advanced BLAST page, as are the Wm82.a1 genome and gene sequences. Fri, 27 June 2014 13:25:20 -0500 David Grant Revised QTL nomenclature /soynews/newsview.php#Revised+QTL+nomenclature QTL names on the Composite Genetic Map (Comp2003) have been revised both to make it clearer exactly what trait was measured and to use names that allow related QTL to be easily recognized. The previous QTL names have been retained as alternatives and can still be used with the SoyBase search tools. Mon, 30 June 2014 08:38:51 -0500 David Grant Gene name correspondence lookup tool /soynews/newsview.php#Gene+name+correspondence+lookup+tool SoyBase has added a tool to convert gene names between Glyma.Wm82.a1.v1.1 (genome assembly 1 annotation version 1.1) and Glyma.Wm82.a2.v1(genome assembly 2 annotation version 1). It can be accessed from the <a href="">Genome</a> and <a href="">Analysis Tools</a> pages. Thu, 28 August 2014 13:00:14 -0500 David Grant SoyNAM seed available /soynews/newsview.php#SoyNAM+seed+available Seed of the 41 SoyNAM parents is now available. Please see <a href="">here</a> for details. A brief description of the SoyNAM Project is available <a href=" NAM presentation - 2015 Breeders Workshop (abbrev. vers.).pdf">here</a>. Fri, 27 March 2015 13:40:18 -0500 KHF 6K SNP Infinium Chip update /soynews/newsview.php#6K+SNP+Infinium+Chip+update Illumina has lowered the consortia price of the Soy6K SNP Infinium Chips to $20/sample USD for consortia members and $25/sample USD for non-consortia members. These prices are available immediately from your Illumina regional sale rep. Fri, 17 April 2015 08:44:06 -0500 KHF University of Missouri Soybean Sequencing Effort /soynews/newsview.php#University+of+Missouri+Soybean+Sequencing+Effort A project led by Henry Nguyen will sequence 350 diverse soybean lines. Details and the list of lines is available <a href="">here</a>. 2015-06-29 10:03:00 David Grant Uniform Trial Entries Parentage Database /soynews/newsview.php#Uniform+Trial+Entries+Parentage+Database A <a href="">soybean parentage database</a> is available at SoyBase. It provides parentage information gleaned from the Soybean Uniform Tests for the Northern and Southern states and other published sources. The database lists the parentage of entries in the Uniform Tests as they were supplied by the cooperators and where possible the parentage of each strain was traced back to PI accessions or named strains. Searches are performed by strain names and can be filtered by region. If you have suggestions on extending or making the interface better or have corrections to the parentage information please let us know by clicking on the "Contact Us" links and describing your suggestions or providing corrections to the parentage information. Thu, 17 December 2015 10:15:40 -0600 David Grant Uniform Trial Data now available /soynews/newsview.php#Uniform+Trial+Data+now+available An experimental database summarizing the results of the <a href="">2012 and 2013 Soybean Uniform Tests: Northern Region</a> is available at SoyBase. We are making these data available to the community to solicit suggestions for improvements to the data display and functionality of the database. These tables are the summary data taken from the Uniform Tests for those years. For a full report, including methodology and comments, see the <a href="">Northern Test report publications</a>. The database could be expanded to include earlier years if there is an interest from the community, so please let us know by leaving us comments through the "Contact Us" links. Thu, 17 December 2015 10:16:17 -0600 DG SoyGEC elections /soynews/newsview.php#SoyGEC+elections An election will be held to replace four SoyGEC members whose terms will expire December 31, 2016. Terms of each elected position will be three years and will begin January 1, 2017. Serving SoyGEC members can be re-elected without limit.<br />Candidates are needed for each of the four disciplines represented in the SoyGEC:<ul><li>Genetics</li><li>Genomics/Informatics</li><li>Breeding</li><li>Biochemistry/Physiology</li></ul> 2016-09-27 10:14:37 DG SoyGEC elections /soynews/newsview.php#SoyGEC+elections Four new members have been elected to the SoyGEC. Terms of each elected position will be three years and will begin January 1, 2017. See the <a href="">SoyGEC page</a> for details. Wed, 11 January 2017 13:23:56 -0600 DG NCBI GEO gene expression data at SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#NCBI+GEO+gene+expression+data+at+SoyBase Gene expression data from the NCBI GEO repository have been added to SoyBase. Samples can be chosen either by <a href="">GEO Experiment</a> or <a href="">tissue/treatment/developmental stage</a> and displayed in the <a href="">SoyBase Genome Browser</a>. Wed, 11 January 2017 13:23:56 -0600 DG New QTL added to SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#New+QTL+added+to+SoyBase 278 QTL from 19 papers have been added to SoyBase. Look for them using the <a style="color:red">New</a> tag at <a href=""> SoyBase QTL List</a> Mon, 17 July 2017 16:07:04 -0500 DG Searching GRIN phenotype descriptors /soynews/newsview.php#Searching+GRIN+phenotype+descriptors We have released an improved user interface for searching <a href="">GRIN phenotype descriptor</a> data. Fri, 20 July 2017 16:07:04 -0500 DG Template for submitting cultivar pedigree data to SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#Template+for+submitting+cultivar+pedigree+data+to+SoyBase A soybean pedigree <a href="">worksheet</a> has been added to our data submission page to enable breeders to submit the pedigrees of Soybean Uniform Test entries or newly registered cultivar/lines. Mon, 17 July 2017 16:07:04 -0500 DG GWAS QTL added to SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#GWAS+QTL+added+to+SoyBase Over 1250 <a href="">GWAS QTL</a> from 16 studies have been added to SoyBase. The same nomenclature rules used for biparental QTL were followed with the exception of a 'g' as part of each GWAS QTL name, i.e. Seed oil 3-g2. These GWAS QTL are shown in both the <a href=";ref_map_set_aid=GmComposite2003&ref_map_aids=GmComposite2003_D1a&comparative_map_left=GmGWAS_D1a">Genetic</a> and <a href=";stop=999999999;ref=Gm04;width=1024;version=100;flip=0;grid=on;l=genome_wide_association_qtl%1Egene_models_wm82_a2_v1">Genome</a> viewers. Thu, 11 January 2018 14:45:51 -0600 DG New Reference Genome Assemblies /soynews/newsview.php#New+Reference+Genome+Assemblies <a href="">High-quality genome assemblies</a> for the soybean cultivar <a href="">Lee</a> and the Glycine soja accession <a href="">PI 483463</a> have been released. These should provide useful complements to the primary reference assembly for Glycine max cv. Williams 82 (Wm82.a2). Wed, 7 February 2018 14:45:51 -0600 DG Additional Commercial Pedigrees in SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#Additional+Commercial+Pedigrees+in+SoyBase 3357 commercial soybean pedigrees have been added to the SoyBase <a href="">pedigree database</a>. Data courtesy of <a href="">Johnathon Shook</a> of the <a href="">Singh Lab</a>. Wed, 1 July 2018 14:45:51 -0600 RTN Pedigrees added to SoyBase Pedigree Database /soynews/newsview.php#Pedigrees+added+to+SoyBase+Pedigree+Database Pedigrees from the 2017 Uniform Soybean Tests: Northern Region strains and their parents have been added to the <a href=""> Soybean Parentage Database </a>. Wed, 08 May 2019 10:22:25 -0500 RTN Expression data from GSE89126 added to the SoyBase Genome Browser /soynews/newsview.php#Expression+data+from+GSE89126+added+to+the+SoyBase+Genome+Browser Data from "Mutations in Argonaute5 illuminate epistatic interaction of the K1 and I loci leading to saddle seed color patterns in Glycine max" is now available in the SoyBase Genome Browser. The experiment can be seen <a href=";stop=51024999;ref=Gm01;width=1024;version=100;flip=0;grid=1;l=gene_models_wm82_a2_v1%1EE56">HERE</a> under the label "Epistatic Interactions of K1 and I in saddle color patterns" Wed, 15 May 2019 13:53:51 -0500 RTN Expression study of control and defective seed coats available in the SoyBase Genome Viewer /soynews/newsview.php#Expression+study+of+control+and+defective+seed+coats+available+in+the+SoyBase+Genome+Viewer <a href="">GSE54903</a> "RNA-Seq Profiling of a Defective Seed Coat Mutation in Glycine max reveals Differential Expression of Proline Rich and Other Cell Wall Protein Transcripts" is now browsable on the SoyBase Genome Viewer. This experiment profiles gene expression in seed coat of Clark and Harosoy with a defective phenotype. The experiment can be viewed <a href=";stop=3069998;ref=Gm01;width=1024;version=100;flip=0;grid=1;l=E57%1EGlyma1.1%1Ecentromere%3Aoverview%1Epericentromere%3Aoverview">HERE</a> under the label "Profiling of defective seed coat mutants of Clark and Harsoy". Mon, 20 May 2019 11:51:44 -0500 RTN David Grant Retirement /soynews/newsview.php#David+Grant+Retirement SoyBase Curator Dr. David Grant, PhD. retired April 30, 2019 after 23 years with the USDA-ARS and SoyBase. We thank him for his insightful service guiding the development of the database and wish him the best in retirement. Dr. Rex Nelson PhD. will continue on as SoyBase Curator. Any questions or comments regarding SoyBase tools or activities should be directed to the <a href="">SoyBase Curator</a>. Wed, 29 May 2019 13:26:20 -0500 RTN Precision Genomics and Soybean Mutant Finder Day 2019 deadline /soynews/newsview.php#Precision+Genomics+and+Soybean+Mutant+Finder+Day+2019+deadline The registration deadline for the 2019 Precision Genomics and Soybean Mutant Finder Day Workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska is July, 4th. Mon, 10 June 2019 15:30:13 -0500 RTN Paretage of 2018 Southern Uniform Soybean tests added to parentage database /soynews/newsview.php#Paretage+of+2018+Southern+Uniform+Soybean+tests+added+to+parentage+database The parentage information from the 2018 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region have been added to the Soybean Parentage database. Wed, 12 June 2019 13:17:09 -0500 RTN Expression data from GSE42871 added to the SoyBase Genome Viewer /soynews/newsview.php#Expression+data+from+GSE42871+added+to+the+SoyBase+Genome+Viewer GSE42871 "Using RNA-Seq to Profile Soybean Seed Development from Fertilization to Maturity" is now viewable on the SoyBase Genome Viewer. This experiment profiles gene expression from seed fertilization to maturity. The experiment can be browsed <a href="/gb2/gbrowse/gmax1.01/?start=47869994;stop=47899993;ref=Gm01;width=1024;version=100;flip=0;grid=1;l=E58%1EGlyma1.1">HERE</a> under the label of "Expression profiling of seed development in Williams". Seed expression was sampled at 7 developmental stages in duplicate. Wed, 12 June 2019 14:27:22 -0500 RTN Expression Study GSE42550 available in the SoyBase Genome Viewer /soynews/newsview.php#Expression+Study+GSE42550+available+in+the+SoyBase+Genome+Viewer <a href="">GSE42550</a> "Transcription factors and glyoxylate cycle genes prominent in the transition of soybean cotyledons to the first functional leaves of the seedling" is now browsable on the SoyBase Genome Viewer. This experiment profiles gene expression in cotyledons at 7 developmental stages. The experiment can be browsed <a href="/gb2/gbrowse/gmax1.01/?start=3070283;stop=3340282;ref=Gm01;width=1024;version=100;flip=0;grid=1;l=E59%1EGlyma1.1">HERE</a> under the label of "Expression profiling Williams cotyledon development". Tue, 18 June 2019 15:36:49 -0500 RTN Soybean Pangenome Search Page Available /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Pangenome+Search+Page+Available From the Pangenome search page you can compare your sequence or sequences of interest to a number of other <i>De Novo</i> sequenced soybean cultivars (<i>G. max</i> or <i>G. soja</i>). This type of analysis will allow users the ability to see how sequences evolved (were eliminated or were retained) in the various soybean cultivars. Tue, 30 July 2019 08:19:55 -0500 RTN 2020 Soybean Breeders' Workshop Date Change /soynews/newsview.php#2020+Soybean+Breeders%27+Workshop+Date+Change Due to various reasons, the 2020 Soybean Breeders’ Workshop is rescheduled for Mar 2nd to 4th, 2020 in Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis, MO. The theme of the 2020 Workshop will be “Plant Physiology and Agronomy”. Details will be coming soon. USB Seed composition Workshop will be announced separately. For more details contact: Zenglu Li ( Mon, 30 September 2019 08:54:31 -0500 RTN Gene Expression Data Available in Gene Model Reports /soynews/newsview.php#Gene+Expression+Data+Available+in+Gene+Model+Reports Gene model expression data is now available in the SoyBase gene model report page. Images of tissue expression is supplied by eFP and <a href="" target="_blank">ePlant at the University of Toronto</a>. Tabular data are also available for many GEO datasets. Thu, 31 October 2019 13:12:33 -0500 RTN Soybean Crop Germplasm Committee Openings /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Crop+Germplasm+Committee+Openings The Soybean Crop Germplasm Committee is currently seeking nominees to serve on the Committee. There are currently two positions open for three year terms. The positions being filled are a Soybean Pathologist or Nematologist, Entomologist or Pathologist. The function of the Soybean Crop Germplasm Committee is to serve soybean commodity groups and provide expert advice to individuals or organizations such as the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES), and others on technical matters relating to plant germplasm, its collection, preservation, and effective utilization. Members involvement includes participation in an annual meeting which meets during the Soybean Breeders Workshop in St. Louis. Sub-committees may be formed to address needs during the year. Please send nominations to Thomas Hoffman at, indicating the position for which the individual is being nominated. Thu, 16 January 2020 12:44:27 -0600 RTN GSE33155 available on the SoyBase Genome Browser /soynews/newsview.php#GSE33155+available+on+the+SoyBase+Genome+Browser <a href="">GSE33155</a> "Transcript profiling reveals expression differences in wild-type and glabrous soybean lines" is now viewable on the SoyBase Genome Viewer. This experiment profiles gene expression in wild-type and glabrous Clark isolines. The experiment can be viewed <a href=";stop=1110467;ref=Gm01;width=1024;version=100;flip=0;grid=1;l=E60%1EGlyma1.1%1Ecentromere%3Aoverview%1Epericentromere%3Aoverview">HERE</a> under the label "Normal and glabrous Clark isolines" Thu, 20 February 2020 16:18:03 -0600 RTN SOY2020 Cancelled /soynews/newsview.php#SOY2020+Cancelled The biennial Conference on Molecular and Cellular Biology of Soybean has been cancelled. The meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for 2022. For more information contact Blake Meyers( or Ivan Baxter ( Mon, 13 April 2020 18:28:37 -0500 RTN Southern Breeder's Tour Cancelled /soynews/newsview.php#Southern+Breeder%27s+Tour+Cancelled Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 around the country, the organizers have reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s (2020) scheduled Soybean Breeders Tour in NC, until 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mon, 13 April 2020 18:28:37 -0500 RTN GCViT tool available /soynews/newsview.php#GCViT+tool+available The GCViT tool allows users to see SNPs from large scale diversity experiments in the context of the 20 soybean chromosomes. The tool also allows users to compare the distribution of SNPs between cultivars in a number of display options. A video <a href="">tutorial</a> is available demonstrating its use. Wed, 10 June 2020 12:23:02 -0500 RTN SoyBase Expression Explorer Tool Available /soynews/newsview.php#SoyBase+Expression+Explorer+Tool+Available The Expression Explorer tool is available to explore the expression of soybean genes in a wide variety of tissues. The tool is designed to facilitate the identification of candidate genes for GWAS and biparental QTL's. A <a href="">video tutorial</a> on its use is available in the Video Tutorial section of SoyBase. Wed, 10 June 2020 12:31:05 -0500 RTN The 2021 Soybean Breeder's Workshop is virtual! /soynews/newsview.php#The+2021+Soybean+Breeder%27s+Workshop+is+virtual%21 The 2021 Soybean Breeder's Workshop Feb. 22-24 will be virtual this year. Poster presentations will also be virtual. Registration will only be $10. For more information on the meeting contact <a href="'s%20Workshop" target="_top">Bo Zhang</a>. For registration information see our <a href="">2021 Soybean Breeder's Registration</a> page. Sat, 30 January 2021 14:59:33 -0600 JDC Genome Context Viewer (GCV) Tool available /soynews/newsview.php#Genome+Context+Viewer+%28GCV%29+Tool+available The <a href="">Genome Context Viewer (GCV)</a> is a web-app that visualizes genomic data using functional annotations to assist in the genome comparison. The GCV is a micro-synteny and macro-synteny viewer that enables comparative analysis of genomic data. Thu, 25 February 2021 16:35:38 -0600 RTN 2021 Soybean Breeder's Workshop Presentations Available /soynews/newsview.php#2021+Soybean+Breeder%27s+Workshop+Presentations+Available The presentations from the 2021 Virtual Soybean Breeder's Workshop are now available. They can be accessed from the 2021 Soybean Breeder's Workshop <a href="">Registration page</a>. Mon, 08 March 2021 10:12:51 -0600 RTN Soybean Illumina 6k Chip /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Illumina+6k+Chip Anyone interested in pooling requests for the soybean Illumina 3K SNP chip for volume pricing should contact Qijian Song at Mon, 08 March 2021 10:12:51 -0600 JDC New Soybean Germplasm Curator /soynews/newsview.php#New+Soybean+Germplasm+Curator Assistant Soybean Germplasm Curator, Dr. Esther Peregrine, is retiring after many years with the USDA-ARS Soybean Collection. We thank Esther for her service and wish her the best in retirement. Dr. Adam Mahan (, is the new USDA-ARS Soybean Germplasm Curator. Mon, 28 March 2021 10:01:33 -0600 JDC BLAST options on SoyBase /soynews/newsview.php#BLAST+options+on+SoyBase SoyBase has switched to <a href="">SequenceServer</a> to do our ‘Quick BLASTt’ and local BLAST options from the ‘Gene Report’ page. This switch allows you more output options including the ability to download all the hits as FASTA files and the alignment of all the hits. You also can now get tabular reports of the hits. Thu, 7 October 2021 15:51 -0600 JDC 2012 Uniform Soybean Tests /soynews/newsview.php#2012+Uniform+Soybean+Tests The parentage information of 13 new strains from the 2012 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region have been added to the SoyBase <a href="">Soybean Parentage database</a>. Thu, 3 March 2022 10:55 -0600 JDC Soybean Parentage Database /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Parentage+Database Parentage information for 23 new 2013 Southern testing strains have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Parentage Database</a>. Fri, 4 March 2022 11:10 -0600 JDC New Strain Pedigrees Added /soynews/newsview.php#New+Strain+Pedigrees+Added Six new strains from the <a href="">2014 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region</a> have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Pedigree Database</a>. Mon, 7 March 2022 13:50 -0600 JDC Soybean Pedigree Database /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Pedigree+Database Nine new strains from the <a href="">2015 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region</a> have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Pedigree Database</a>. Tue, 8 March 2022 10:05 -0600 JDC New Strain Pedigrees Added /soynews/newsview.php#New+Strain+Pedigrees+Added Fifty two new strains from the <a href="">2016 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region</a> have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Pedigree Database</a>. Fri, 11 March, 2022 8:40 -0600 JDC Soybean Pedigree Database /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Pedigree+Database New soybean strain pedigrees added to the SoyBase Soybean Pedigree database. Ninety three new strains from the <a href="">2019 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region</a> have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Pedigree Database</a>. Mon, 14 March, 2022 16:47 -0600 JDC New Soybean Strain Pedigrees Added /soynews/newsview.php#New+Soybean+Strain+Pedigrees+Added New Soybean Strain Pedigrees from the 2020 Uniform Tests: Southern States have been added to the SoyBase Soybean Pedigree database. Ninety new strains from the <a href="">2020 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern States</a> have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Pedigree Database</a>. Wed, 16 March 2022 13:25 -060 JDC 2022 Soybean GEC Elections /soynews/newsview.php#2022+Soybean+GEC+Elections Elections for the 2022 Soybean Genetics Executive Committee have begun. Please see <a href="">the ballot</a> and vote for one person in each category. <b>Voting will continue until Monday, April 25th</b>. Mon, 11 April 2022 14:40 -0600 JDC Soybean Pedigree Database /soynews/newsview.php#Soybean+Pedigree+Database 364 new strains from the 2021 Uniform Soybean Tests: Southern Region and 333 new strains from the 2021 Uniform Soybean Tests: Northern Region have been added to the <a href="">SoyBase Soybean Parentage Database</a>. Wed, 13 April 2022 16:20 -0600 JDC Soy2022 Meeting Scheduled /soynews/newsview.php#Soy2022+Meeting+Scheduled Save the Date for the Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean which is being held on August 22-23,2022. We will be gathering virtually to learn about advances in soybean research from the last four years. Thu, 14 April 2022 15:35 -0600 JDC 2022 Summer Institue in Plant Breeding /soynews/newsview.php#2022+Summer+Institue+in+Plant+Breeding The Summer Institute in Plant Breeding comprises continuing-education short courses for industry breeders, graduate students, and postdocs within and outside the University of Minnesota. The Summer Institute will be held on June 20-24, 2022, and it will include the following six modules: Plant Breeding; Genomic Prediction; Machine Learning; Polyploid Genomics; Genome-wide Markers and Bioinformatics. Wed, 20 April 2022 23:05 -0600 RTN The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Soybean 2022 registration is open /soynews/newsview.php#The+Molecular+and+Cellular+Biology+of+Soybean+2022+registration+is+open Registration for Virtual Soy2022 is now OPEN! Complete abstract submission details are still being worked out, but for now registration is open. Use this <a href="">link</a> to view the agenda and to register for the meeting. Wed, 13 July 2022 23:05 -0600 JDC 2023 Soybean Breeders Workshop /soynews/newsview.php#2023+Soybean+Breeders+Workshop The 2023 Soybean Breeders Workshop will be head at the Seraton Westport Plaza in St. Louis, MO. The 2023 meeting will highlight soybean physiology and breeding innovation. There will be a graduate student poster competition, sponsored by the commercial soybean breeders, during the poster session. Use this <a href="">link</a> to view the agenda and to register for the meeting. Wed, 16 Nov 2023 10:20 -0500