Benoît Bizimungu, PhD

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Research Scientist

Curator, Canadian Potato Gene Resources

  • genetic variation
  • in vitro culture
  • cultivar development
  • selection
  • breeding systems
  • plant breeding / reproduction
  • potato
  • selection assisted by DNA markers

Current research and/or projects

  • Development and release to industry of new potato selections for processing and fresh markets, with improved resistances to diseases and pests, and adapted to irrigated production systems.
  • Development and release to industry of new potato selections for processing and fresh markets, with improved resistances to diseases and pests, and adapted to rain-fed production systems.
  • Development of 'High Quality Oat' for western Canada
  • Marker-assisted selection of cold temperature stability
  • Western Potato consortium Project A - Variety Development

Key publications

  1. Bizimungu, B & Soucy, S. 2021. Potato Gene Resources Newsletter 2020/2021, No. 27

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Bizimungu, B. 2021. Reputed Flavours in Heritage Potato Varieties-Implications for research. The North East Potato Technology Forum (NEPTF) 2021. March 23 and 24, 2021, Fredericton, N.B. (Abstract).

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  3. Liyanage, D.W.K., Yevtushenko, D.P., Konschuh, M., Bizimungu, B., Lu, Z.X. (2021). Processing strategies to decrease acrylamide formation, reducing sugars and free asparagine content in potato chips from three commercial cultivars. Food Control, [online] 119 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107452

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  4. Crop Breed Genet Genom. 2020;2(4):e200017. https://doi.org/10.20900/cbgg20200017

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  5. Chen, D., Nahar, K., Bizimungu, B., Soucy, S., Peters, R.D., De Koeyer, D., Dickison, V. (2020). A Simple and Efficient Inoculation Method for Fusarium Dry Rot Evaluations in Potatoes. American Journal of Potato Research, [online] 97(3), 265-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-020-09774-4

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  6. Tai, H.H., Lagüe, M., Thomson, S., Aurousseau, F., Neilson, J., Murphy, A., Bizimungu, B., Davidson, C., Deveaux, V., Bègue, Y., Wang, H.Y., Xiong, X., Jacobs, J.M.E. (2020). Tuber transcriptome profiling of eight potato cultivars with different cold-induced sweetening responses to cold storage. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, [online] 146 163-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.11.001

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  7. Yuan, J., Bizimungu, B., Leblanc, D., Lague, M. (2019). Effects of Field Selection Parameters and Specific Gravity on Culinary Evaluation Traits in a Potato Breeding Programme. Potato Research, [online] 62(4), 361-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11540-019-9416-5

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  8. De Koeyer, D., V. Dickison, K. Gardner, B. Bizimungu, D. Chen, C. Goyer, L. Kawchuk, D. Main, J. Neilson, X. Nie, A. Smith, and H. Tai. 2019. Modernization of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Potato Breeding Program. p. 34. In: Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2019 Conspectus. March 20-21, Charlottetown, PE.

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  9. Somalraju, A., Ghose, K., Main, D., Bizimungu, B., Fofana, B. (2019). Development of pre-breeding diploid potato germplasm displaying wide phenotypic variations as induced by ethyl methane sulfonate mutagenesis. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 99(2), 138-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0189

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  10. (2019) Joint meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society and the
    Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants, 2018 / Réunion conjointe la Société Canadienne de
    Phytopathologie et de la Société de Protection des Plantes du Quebec, 2018, Canadian Journal of
    Plant Pathology, 41:1, 138-167, DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2019.1519163

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  11. Xie, X., Li, X.Q., Zebarth, B.J., Niu, S., Tang, R., Tai, H.H., Bizimungu, B., Wu, W., Haroon, M. (2018). Rapid Screening of Potato Cultivars Tolerant to Nitrogen Deficiency Using a Hydroponic System. American Journal of Potato Research, [online] 95(2), 157-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-017-9621-1

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  12. Potatoes: From seed to seed – can we change the approach?

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  13. Dickison V, Bizimungu B, De Koeyer D, Douglass K, Nie X. 2017. Review: Marker–assisted selection of disease traits integration into AAFC’s Potato Breeding Program. Canadian Phytopathological Society Maritime Region Meeting 2017, 23 Nov 2017, Kentville, NS.

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  14. Neilson, J., Lagüe, M., Thomson, S., Aurousseau, F., Murphy, A.M., Bizimungu, B., Deveaux, V., Bègue, Y., Jacobs, J.M.E., Tai, H.H. (2017). Gene expression profiles predictive of cold-induced sweetening in potato. Functional and Integrative Genomics, [online] 17(4), 459-476. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10142-017-0549-9

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  15. Generation and development of diploid potato lines producing tubers low in glycoalkaloid and asparagine after ethyl methane sulfonate mutagenesis

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  16. Endelman, J.B., Schmitz Carley, C.A., Douches, D.S., Coombs, J.J., Bizimungu, B., De Jong, W.S., Haynes, K.G., Holm, D.G., Miller, J.C., Novy, R.G., Palta, J.P., Parish, D.L., Porter, G.A., Sathuvalli, V.R., Thompson, A.L., Yencho, G.C. (2017). Pedigree Reconstruction with Genome-Wide Markers in Potato. American Journal of Potato Research, [online] 94(2), 184-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-016-9556-y

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  17. Pinhero, R.G., Tsao, R., Liu, Q., Sullivan, J.A., Bizimungu, B., and Yada, R.Y. (2016). "Protein and Phenolic Contents and Antioxidant Activities of 14 Early Maturing Potatoes as Affected by Processing.", American Journal of Plant Sciences, 7, pp. 69-81. doi : 10.4236/ajps.2016.71008

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  18. Bizimungu, B., B Fofana, D. Main, J. McCallum, L. Kawchuk, and H. Tai. (2016) Development and characterization of diploid potato lines with agronomic and processing traits. “Breeding”, 100th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, July 31- August 4, 2016, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. (Presentation) http://potatoassociation.org/

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  19. Yuan, J., A.M. Murphy, D. De Koeyer, U.R. Rosyara, D. Wilson, M. Lague, and B. Bizimungu. 2016. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) of disease resistant traits in cultivated potato. 100th Annual meeting of the Potato Association of America, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA July 31-August 4, 2016. Am. J. Potato Res. 94:249.

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  20. M. Kalischuk, M. Harding, R. Howard, R. Peters, C. Wijekoon, J. LeBoeuf, S. Sabaratnam, D. Waterer, B. Bizimungu, K. Al-Mughrabi and L. Kawchuk. (2016) Characterization of Phytophthora infestans strains causing late blight provides new disease prevention strategies. ”Pathology”, 100th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, July 31- August 4, 2016, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. (Presentation) http://potatoassociation.org/

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Research facility

95 Innovation Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7
Canada

Language

English
French