Although informally a collection since 1913, it was formally established as the ARS National Rhizobium Germplasm Resource Collection in 1975 and is currently part of the Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
at the Beltsville [Maryland] Agricultural Research Center.
Perry Cregan, Qijian Song, and Charles Quigley are with the USDA-ARS Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
. 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705-2350; (301) 504-5723 [Cregan], (301) 504-5337 [Song], (301) 504-5751 [Quigley]; perry.cregan (cfars.usda.gov, email@example.com, chuck.quigleyffars.usda.gov.
Hyten, with ARS's Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
, in Beltsville, Maryland.
Researchers at the ARS Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
(SGIL) in Beltsville, Maryland, are looking for efficient ways to uncork this so-called genetic bottleneck in today's soybean crop, and they're using valuable genetic resources preserved at another ARS facility, in Urbana, Illinois.
Our Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
at Beltsville, Maryland, is part of an international effort among ARS, university, and industry scientists to map the soybean genome as a blueprint to use for improving this important crop and other legumes.
SEL is getting assistance in this effort from the Electron Microscopy Unit of the ARS Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
, which is also based in Beltsville.