Ana Badea, PhD

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Research Scientist (Barley Breeding and Genetics)

Development of barley cultivars for western Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Breeding malting and food barley cultivars for western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research and Development Centre assisted by new technologies (lead).
  • Western Barley Breeding CORE Support Agreement (lead).
  • Developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium head blight and other biotic stresses for western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research and Development Centre (team member).
  • Phenotyping barley breeding lines and germplasm for disease resistance (team member).
  • CropSNP: ultra-low cost genotyping in barley and soybean (team member).

Professional activities / interests

  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology

Education and awards

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Genetics and Plant Breeding)
  • Master of Science (Plant Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Genetic Engineering in Agriculture)
  • Career Focus Program, AAFC - Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
  • Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellow, AAFC - Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
  • Honorary Life Membership from the Biological Society on Campus, Brandon University
  • Honorary Membership from Canadian Society of Agronomy

Key publications

  1. Badea, A., Therrien, M.C., Lukow, O.M. (2017). Roseland hulless food barley, 97(5), 939-942. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0394

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  2. Legge, W.G., Badea, A., Tucker, J.R., Fetch, T.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., Martin, R.A., Choo, T.M., Blackwell, B.A., Savard, M.E. (2017). AAC connect barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(3), 539-548. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0312

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  3. A. Badea, B. Steffenson, W.G. Legge, and R. Brueggeman. 2016. Development of High Resolution Melting Assay for quick and accurate molecular screening for the presence of functional Rpg5 alleles in barley. 2016. 12th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 26-30, 2016, Poster#14, Pp. 14. (poster presentation and abstract)

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  4. Laroche, A., Badea, A., Xu, Y., and Gaudet, D.A. (2015). "Characterization of the genomes and the transcriptome of triticale.", in Eudes, F. (ed.) - Triticale, Springer, pp. 129-139.

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  5. Rasmussen, J., Gilroyed, B.H., Reuter, T., Badea, A., Eudes, F., Graf, R., Laroche, A., Kav, N.N.V., McAllister, T.A. (2015). Protein can be taken up by damaged wheat roots and transported to the stem. Journal of Plant Biology, [online] 58(1), 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12374-014-0258-z

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  6. Badea, A., Zhou, M., and Legge, W.G. (2014). "Preliminary greenhouse evaluation of several barley lines and cultivars for waterlogging tolerance.", 21st North American Barley Research Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 29- July 2, 2014. (Poster)

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  7. Tucker, J.R., Feranando, W.G.D., Badea, A., and Legge, W.G. (2014). "Genomic Selection for Improving Fusarium Head Blight Resistance and Lowering Deoxynivalenol Accumulation in Two-rowed Barley.", 21st North American Barley Research Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 29- July 2, 2014. (Poster)

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  8. Rasmussen, J., Gilroyed, B.H., Reuter, T., Badea, A., Eudes, F., Graf, R., Laroche, A., Kav, N.N.V., McAllister, T.A. (2014). Efficiency of protein as a nitrogen source for wheat and morphological changes in roots exposed to high protein concentrations, 94(4), 603-613. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-187

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  9. Tucker, J.R., Legge, W.G., Badea, A., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2013). "Breeding for stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) resistance in barley (Hordeum vulgare) at the AAFC Brandon Research Centre: Future directions.", Manitoba Regional Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, Carman, MB, Canada, November 20, 2013. (Poster)

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  10. Badea, A., Izydorczyk, M.S., Grant, C.A., Lukow, O.M., Beta, T., and Therrien, M.C. (2013). "Breeding barley for food – progress and future prospects.", 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, September 8-11, 2013, #1, pp. 71. (Poster)

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  11. Graf, R.J., Beres, B.L., Laroche, A., Gaudet, D.A., Eudes, F., Pandeya, R.S., Badea, A., Randhawa, H.S. (2013). Emerson hard red winter wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 93(4), 741-748. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-262

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  12. Graf, R.J., Beres, B.L., Randhawa, H.S., Gaudet, D.A., Badea, A., Laroche, A., Eudes, F., Pandeya, R.S. (2013). AAC Gateway hard red winter wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 93(3), 541-548. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-266

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  13. Badea, A., Eudes, F., Laroche, A., Graf, R., Doshi, K., Amundsen, E., Nilsson, D., Puchalski, B. (2013). Antimicrobial peptides expressed in wheat reduce susceptibility to Fusarium head blight and powdery mildew. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 93(2), 199-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-125

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  14. Badea, A., Lukow, O.M., and Therrien, M.C. (2012). "The goodness of humble barley – ‘Roseland’ a new two-row spring hulless food cultivar.", 7th Canadian Barley Symposium, Calgary, AB, Canada, July 8-10, 2012, pp. 33. (Poster)

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  15. Badea, A., Block, H.C., Iwaasa, A.D., McLeod, G.J., and Therrien, M.C. (2012). "An innovative approach in extended swath-grazing waxy forage barley.", 7th Canadian Barley Symposium, Calgary, AB, Canada, July 8-10, 2012, pp. 32. (Poster)

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  16. Rasmussen, J.D., Gilroyed, B.H., Reuter, T.R., Badea, A., Eudes, F., Graf, R.J., Laroche, A., Kav, N.N.V., and McAllister, T.A. (2012). "The uptake of functional proteins and infectious prions into major crop plants.", PrP Canada 2012 & Protein Folding Disease Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 25-27, 2012, #64, pp. 122. (Poster)

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  17. Foroud, N.A., McCormick, S.P., MacMillan, T., Badea, A., Kendra, D.F., Ellis, B.E., Eudes, F. (2012). Greenhouse studies reveal increased aggressiveness of emergent Canadian Fusarium graminearum chemotypes in wheat. Plant Disease, [online] 96(9), 1271-1279. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-11-0863-RE

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  18. Badea, A., Thurston, G., Simmonds, J.A., Frick, M., and Laroche, A. (2011). "Expression of an endoglucanase enzyme in corn and triticale: an alternative system for improving cellulosic biofuel extraction.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011, P699, pp. 201. (Poster)

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  19. Badea, A., Eudes, F., Salmon, D., Tuvesson, S., Vrolijk, A., Larsson, C.T., Caig, V., Huttner, E., Kilian, A., Laroche, A. (2011). Development and assessment of DArT markers in triticale. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 122(8), 1547-1560. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-011-1554-3

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  20. Badea, A., Eudes, F., Laroche, A., Frick, M., Amundsen, E.J., Puchalski, B., and Misra, S. (2010). "Expression of 10R and MsrA2 antimicrobial peptides enhances FHB resistance in wheat transgenic lines.", 31st Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 12-14, 2010. (Presentation)

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Research facility

2701 Grand Valley Road, P.O. Box 1000A
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Plant Science
  • Chair of the Agronomy Team of the Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley
  • Member, Crop Science Society of America
  • Member, Canadian Society of Agronomy

Language

English