Fri - January 27, 2017
by Andy Michel, Field Crops Entomologist, Ohio State University
In the course of generating DNA sequences with projects funded by The Ohio Soybean Council and The North Central Soybean Research Program, we were able to sequence the entire soybean aphid genome
This genome represents the 4th aphid species with a completely described genome (in addition to the pea aphid, Russian wheat aphid, and green peach aphid). It will further advance our ability to identify soybean aphid genes responsible for overcoming resistant soybean, and hopefully lead to a wider use of aphid-resistant soybean.