A method is described for producing soybean varieties and lines exhibiting palmitic acid content of at least about 14.0% and a stearic acid content of at least about 14.0%. Such high saturated fatty acid content soybeans may also, if desired, have a linolenic acid content of less than about 3.0%. The novel soybean lines are obtained by crossing A6 and A17 or by crossing A89-259098 with AX4663-5-4-5.
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Fehr, Walter R. and Hammond, Earl G., "Soybeans having elevated contents of saturated fatty acids" (1996). Iowa State University Patents. 38.