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Descriptor: BAW     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Foliar feeding damage caused by the beet armyworm
(Spodoptera exigua).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             0% to 20% defoliated
2             21% to 40% defoliated
3             41% to 60% defoliated
4             61% to 80% defoliated
5             81% to 100% defoliated


Descriptor: BP     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to bacterial pustule caused by Xanthomonas
campestris pv. phaseoli.  Based on natural infestations in
the field.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant with no lesions
2             Few lesions
3             Moderate lesions
4             Numerous lesions
5             Complete coverage with lesions


Descriptor: BRANCHING     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Tendency of plant to branch, measured at maturity. 1.0 =
RARELY BRANCHING,  5.0 = PROFUSELY BRANCHING


Descriptor: BRNSTEMROT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to brown stem rot caused by Phialophora gregata.
Blank value means no data.


Descriptor: CHLOROSIS     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Reaction to iron deficiency producing yellow chlorosis on
leaves under natural field conditions. 1.0 = NO CHLOROSIS,
5.0 = SEVERE CHLOROSIS


Descriptor: CYSTINE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Cystine percent of total protein.  Blank value means no
data.


Descriptor: DOWNYMILD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to downy mildew caused by Peronospora manshurica.
Based on natural infestations in the field.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant with no lesions
2             Few lesions
3             Moderate lesions
4             Numerous lesions
5             Complete coverage with lesions


Descriptor: FATTYACIDS     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Other fatty acid percent of oil.  Blank value means no
data. Ex: 0.2, 0.4


Descriptor: FLOWERDATE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Date that 50% of the plants have begun to flower;
expressed as month (1 or 2 digits) and day (2 digits).
Descriptor is a numeric field.  Blank value means no data.
Ex: 806


Descriptor: FLWRCOLOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Flower color.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
Dp            Dark purple
Lp            Light purple
M             Magenta
Nw            Near white
P             Purple
Pth           Dilute purple (purple throat)
W             White


Descriptor: FROGEYE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to frogeye caused by Cercospora sojina,
unspecified race. Based on natural infestations in the
field.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant with no lesions
2             Few lesions
3             Moderate lesions
4             Numerous lesions
5             Complete coverage with lesions


Descriptor: FROGEYE2     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to frogeye caused by Cercospora sojina, race 2.
Based on artificial inoculation in the greenhouse.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant with no lesions
2             Few lesions
3             Moderate lesions
4             Numerous lesions
5             Complete coverage with lesions


Descriptor: HEIGHT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Plant height from ground to stem tip in centimeters
measured at maturity. Descriptor is a numeric field. 999 =
PROCUMBENT


Descriptor: HILUMCOLOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Hilum color.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
-             Combination or intermediate color
Bf            Buff
Bl            Black
Blbr          Black hilum with brown outer ring
Br            Brown
D             Dark shade (prefix)
G             Gray
Gn            Green
Ib            Imperfect black
Ig            Imperfect gray
L             Light shade (prefix)
Rbf           Reddish buff
Rbl           Reddish black
Rbr           Reddish brown
Tn            Tan
Y             Yellow


Descriptor: IODINENUM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Iodine number.  Calculated from fatty acid composition on
a crude basis. Blank value means no data. Ex: 130.1, 142.8


Descriptor: LINOLEIC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Linoleic acid percent of oil. Blank value means no data.
Ex: 44.1, 56.2


Descriptor: LINOLENIC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Linolenic acid percent of oil. Blank value means no data.
Ex: 6.3, 11.5


Descriptor: LODGING     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Tendency of plant to lodge, measured at maturity.


Descriptor: LOOPER     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Foliar feeding damage caused by the soybean looper
(Pseudoplusia includens).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             0% to 20% defoliated
2             21% to 40% defoliated
3             41% to 60% defoliated
4             61% to 80% defoliated
5             81% to 100% defoliated


Descriptor: LOWERLFLEN     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Average length in mm of three terminal leaflets from the
lower third of the plant.  Blank value means no data.


Descriptor: LOWERLFSHP     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Ratio of leaflet width to leaflet length from the lower
third of the plant.  Blank value means no data.  Ex: .48


Descriptor: MATDATE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Date that 95% of the pods have reached final color;
expressed as month (1 or 2 digits) and day (2 digits).
Blank value means no data.  Ex: 1009


Descriptor: MATGROUP     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Maturity evaluation.  000 = earliest, X = latest.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
0             MATURITY GROUP 0
00            MATURITY GROUP 00
000           MATURITY GROUP 000
I             MATURITY GROUP I
II            MATURITY GROUP II
III           MATURITY GROUP III
IV            MATURITY GROUP IV
IX            MATURITY GROUP IX
V             MATURITY GROUP V
VI            MATURITY GROUP VI
VII           MATURITY GROUP VII
VIII          MATURITY GROUP VIII
X             MATURITY GROUP X


Descriptor: METHIONINE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Methionine percent of total protein.  Ex: 1.3, 2.9, - "-"
indicates dark seed coat which interferes with methionine
determination.  Blank value means no data.


Descriptor: MEXBEANBTL     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Foliar feeding damage by Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna
varivestis).


Descriptor: MOTTLING     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Estimated percent of seed with dark pigmentation, hilum or
saddle excluded.


Descriptor: NEMATCYST     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to soybean cyst nematode infection caused by
Heterodera glycines.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
MR            Moderately Resistant
MS            Moderately Susceptible
R             Resistant
S             Susceptible


Descriptor: OIL     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Oil percent of dry weight of seed. Descriptor is a numeric
field.  Blank value means no data.  Ex: 16.4, 19.2


Descriptor: OLEIC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Oleic acid percent of oil.  Blank value means no data. Ex:
18.7, 22.1


Descriptor: OTHERLEAF     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Other leaf characteristics.  Multiple traits possible. Ex:
Lgn,Cup   or   Na,Dab


Descriptor: OTHERPLANT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Other plant characteristics.


Descriptor: OTHERSEED     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Other seed characteristics.  Multiple traits are possible,
Ex: Abh,Def


Descriptor: PALMITIC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Palmitic acid percent of oil.  Blank value means no data.
Ex: 10.9, 12.5


Descriptor: PHYTOROT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to phytophthora rot caused by Phytophthora
megasperma f. sp. glycinea.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
H             Heterogeneous
R             Resistant
S             Susceptible


Descriptor: PHYTOROT19     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to phytophthora rot caused by Phytophthora
megasperma f. sp. glycinea race 1.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
H             Heterogeneous
R             Resistant
S             Susceptible


Descriptor: PHYTOROT23     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to phytophthora rot caused by Phytophthora
megasperma f. sp. glycinea races 2 and 3. Column 1
indicates reaction to race 2 and column 2 indicates race 3.


Descriptor: PHYTOROT45     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to phytophthora rot caused by Phytophthora
megasperma f. sp. glycinea races 4 and 5. Column 1
indicates reaction to race 4 and column 2 indicates race 5.


Descriptor: PHYTOROT67     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to phytophthora rot caused by Phytophthora
megasperma f. sp. glycinea races 6 and 7. Column 1
indicates reaction to race 6 and column 2 indicates race 7.


Descriptor: PHYTOROT89     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to phytophthora rot caused by Phytophthora
megasperma f. sp. glycinea races 8 and 9. Column 1
indicates reaction to race 8 and column 2 indicates race 9.


Descriptor: PODCOLOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Pod color.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
Bl            Black
Br            Brown
Dbr           Dark brown
Lbr           Light brown
Tn            Tan


Descriptor: PODLENGTH     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Average length of 3 three-seeded pods in millimeters.


Descriptor: POTATOLHOP     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Field evaluation of injury due to leaf hopper feeding.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Little feeding
2             (1 = LITTLE FEEDING,  5 = SEVERE FEEDING)
3             Moderate feeding
4             (1 = LITTLE FEEDING,  5 = SEVERE FEEDING)
5             Severe feeding


Descriptor: POWDERYMIL     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to powdery mildew caused by Microsphaera diffusa.
Blank value means no data.

Code          Definition
----          ----------


Descriptor: PROTEIN     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Protein percent of dry weight of seed.  This descriptor is
a numeric field.  Blank value means no data. Ex: 26.8, 49.9


Descriptor: PUBCOLOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Pubescence color.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
-             Indicates curly PUB_FORM or glabrous PUB_DENSITY
G             Gray
Lt            Light tawny
Ng            Near gray
T             Tawny


Descriptor: PUBDENSITY     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Pubescence density.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
Dn            Dense (increased density most noticable on stem)
G             Glabrous (no pubescense)
N             Normal density
Sdn           Semi-dense (slightly increased density)
Sp            Sparse (greatly reduced density, most noticable on stem)
Ssp           Semi-sparse (slightly reduced density, especially on
              pulvinus)


Descriptor: PUBFORM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Pubescence form.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
-             Indicates glabrous PUB_DENSITY
A             Appressed (most hairs flat on leaf surface)
C             Curly (twisted and appressed)
E             Erect on leaf surface
I             Irregular (slightly curly or twisted)
Pt            Puberulent (minute)
Sa            Semi-appressed (between erect and appressed)
Va            Very appressed (all hairs flat on leaf surface)


Descriptor: PYTHIUMROT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to pythium rot caused by Pythium ultimum. Based
on artificial inoculation in the greehouse.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
H             Heterogeneous
R             Resistant
S             Susceptible


Descriptor: RAFFINOSE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Raffinose percent of total sugars. Blank value means no
data.


Descriptor: SALTREACT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Salt tolerance evaluation.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
S             Susceptible
T             Tolerant


Descriptor: SCOATCOLOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Seed coat color.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
-             Combination or intermediate color
Bf            Buff
Bl            Black
Br            Brown
BrBl          Brownish black
D             Denotes dark shade (prefix)
G             Gray
Ggn           Grayish green
Gn            Green
Gnbl          Greenish black
Gnbr          Greenish brown
Ib            Imperfect black
L             Denotes light shade (prefix)
Rbf           Reddish buff
Rbl           Reddish black
Rbr           Reddish brown
Tn            Tan
Y             Yellow


Descriptor: SCOATLUST     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Seed coat luster.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
B             Bloom (heavy coating of powdery substance adhering to the
              seed coat)
D             Dull (trace bloom)
Db            Dense bloom (heavy bloom)
I             Intermediate (between dull and shiny)
Lb            Light bloom (slight bloom)
S             Shiny (absence of bloom)


Descriptor: SEEDQUAL     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Visual quality evaluation considering wrinkling, defective
seed coat, greenish or diseased seeds.  Descriptor is a
numeric field.  Ex: 1.6.  1.0 = GOOD,  5.0 = POOR.


Descriptor: SEEDSHAPE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

General shape of seed.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
Nr            Near round
Ob            Oblong (near rectangular in lateral outline)
Ov            Oval (elliptical in lateral outline)


Descriptor: SEEDWEIGHT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Weight of 100 seeds in grams (g).  Blank value means no
data.


Descriptor: SHATEARLY     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Estimated percent of pods open at harvest.  Descriptor is
a numeric field.


Descriptor: SHATLATE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Estimated percent of pods open 2 weeks after harvest.


Descriptor: SMV     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to soybean mosaic virus caused by Soja virus 1.
Blank value means no data.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Moderately resistant
2             (1 = MODERATELY RESISTANT,  5 = HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE)
3             (1 = MODERATELY RESISTANT,  5 = HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE)
4             (1 = MODERATELY RESISTANT,  5 = HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE)
5             Highly susceptible


Descriptor: STACHYOSE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Stachyose percent of total sugars. Blank value means no
data.


Descriptor: STEARIC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Stearic acid percent of oil.  Blank value means no data.
Ex: 2.1, 3.8


Descriptor: STEMCANKER     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Reaction to stem canker caused by Diaporthe phaseolorum
var. caulivora.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
R             Resistant
S             Susceptible


Descriptor: STEMTERM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Evaluation of stem growth habit, coded for determinate to
indeterminate.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
D             Determinate (stem abruptly terminating)
N             Indeterminate (stem tapering gradually toward tip)
S             Semi-determinate (intermediate between determinate and
              indeterminate)


Descriptor: SUCROSE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Sucrose percent of total sugars. Blank value means no data.


Descriptor: TERMSCORE     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Stem termination score, measured at maturity. 1.0 = VERY
DETERMINATE,  5.0 = VERY INDETERMINATE


Descriptor: TOTSOLOLG     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Total soluble oligosaccharides. Blank value means no data.


Descriptor: TWINING     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Date when 50% of the plants have begun to twine, expressed
as month (1 or 2 digits) and day (2 digits).  Ex: 703


Descriptor: UPPERLFLEN     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Average length in mm of three terminal leaflets from the
upper third of plant.  Blank value means no data.


Descriptor: UPPERLFSHP     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Ratio of leaflet width to leaflet length from upper third
of plant.  Blank value means no data.  Ex: .38


Descriptor: VBC     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Foliar feeding damage caused by the velvetbean caterpillar
(Anticarsia gemmatalis).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             0% to 20% defoliated
2             21% to 40% defoliated
3             41% to 60% defoliated
4             61% to 80% defoliated
5             81% to 100% defoliated


Descriptor: YIELD     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

Yield in megagrams per hectare (Mg/ha) at 13% seed
moisture. Descriptor is a numeric field.  Blank value
means no data. Ex: 2.21, 3.05