Kristin Bilyeu

Kristin Bilyeu

Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Plant Sciences, USDA-ARS

Web site: Kristin Bilyeu's Laboratory
Office address: 110 Waters Hall, University of Missouri
Office phone: (573) 884-2234
Fax: (573) 882-1467

Research Interest

Functional genomics of seed composition.


Investigations on reproductive fitness will be conducted using soybean lines that have been modified for improved seed quality characteristics by traditional and molecular techniques. The pathways for optimal soybean development will be characterized and modifications will be studied to monitor the effects of variable seed composition on subsequent reproductive fitness. Developmental responses to stress factors will be characterized and modifications will be determined which suppress (eliminate) the negative correlation between stress and reproductive fitness.

Selected Publications