Breeding soybeans for improved oil quality in high yielding lines using molecular markers for selecting FAD2-1A, FAD2-1B, FAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles
Willette, A., V. R. Pantalone, C. Smallwood, H. Bhandari, F. Chen, C. E. Sams, and V. R. Sykes.  2018.  National Soybean Breeders Workshop.

Abstract:
Typical quantities of linolenic fatty acid (FA) in soybean oil causes rapid rancidity. Previously soybean oil was hydrogenated to accommodate the need for a more stable oil. New standards necessitate increasing the total percent of oleic acid and reducing linolenic acid to <3% of the total fatty acid without hydrogenation. Soybean researchers have identified alleles FAD2-1A, FAD2-1B, FAD3A, and FAD3C, which regulate oleic acid (18:1) and linolenic acid (18:3).Using single nucleotide polymorphism’s (SNP’s) and gas chromatography to identify high oleic (HO) and low linol