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. Pinhero, R.G., Waduge, R.N., Liu, Q., Sullivan, J.A., Tsao, R., Bizimungu, B., Yada, R.Y. (2016). Evaluation of nutritional profiles of starch and dry matter from early potato varieties and its estimated glycemic impact, 203 356-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.02.040

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  2. Liu, B., Zhang, G., Murphy, A., De Koeyer, D., Tai, H., Bizimungu, B., Si, H., Li, X.Q. (2016). Differences between the bud end and stem end of potatoes in dry matter content, starch granule size, and carbohydrate metabolic gene expression at the growing and sprouting stages. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, [online] 64(5), 1176-1184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05238

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  3. Bizimungu, B., Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Responses of new potato cultivars to phosphorus fertilization in New Brunswick, Canada.", 99th annual meeting of the potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, USA, July 19-23, 2015.

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  4. Neilson, J., Laguë, M., Thompson, S., Aurousseau, F., Murphy, A.M., Bizimungu, B., Deveaux, V., Begue, Y., Jacobs, F.J., and Tai, H.H. (2015). "Uncovering the mechanism behind cold-sweetening in potato tubers using transcriptomics.", 13th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, November 6-8, 2015.

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  5. Nyiraneza, J., Jannet, R.B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Khiari, L., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Mills, A.A.S., and Ziadi, N. (2015). "Critical phosphorus concentrations and P saturation ratio levels under potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

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  6. De Koeyer, D.L., Douglass, K., Lague, M., Bizimungu, B., Murphy, A.M., Bonierbale, M., and Mosquera, T. (2014). "Next-generation SNP genotyping platforms for characterizing potato germplasm.", in S. Dias, E. Dulloo, N. Maxted, S. Kell, E. Thörn, L. Smith, J. Preston, S. Hutchinson (eds.) - International Conference on ENHANCED GENEPOOL UTILIZATION - Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement, Cambridge University Press, UK, pp. 17.

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  7. Fuller, K.D., Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Optimum rates of phosphorus for potato production in soils of varying P status in Atlantic Canada… an AAFC Science & Technology Branch Project.", Scotia Horticultural Congress 2014, Kentville, NS, Canada, January 27-28, 2014.

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  8. Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Potato response to phosphorus fertilization in Atlantic Canada and assessment of the degree of soil phosphorus saturation.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014, Oral presentation.

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  9. Peters, R.D., Al-Mughrabi, K.I., Kalischuk, M.L., Dobinson, K.F., Conn, K.L., Alkher, H., Islam, M.R., Daayf, F., Lynn, J., Bizimungu, B., De Koeyer, D., Lévesque, C.A., Kawchuk, L.M. (2014). Characterization of Phytophthora infestans population diversity in Canada reveals increased migration and genotype recombination, 36(1), 73-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2014.892900

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  10. Li, X.-Q., Haroon, M., Luo, S., Bizimungu, B., Xiong, X., Zebarth, B.J., and Tai, H.H. (2013). "In vitro and field testing of drought tolerance of potato clones.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.

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  11. Donnelly, D.J., Nassar, A.M.K., Kubow, S., Leclerc, Y., Li, X.-Q., Haroon, M., Molen, T.A., Bizimungu, B., Bamberg, J., and Martin, M. (2013). "History of ‘Russet Burbank’.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.

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  12. Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Jiang, Y., Mills, A.A.S., Gregory, D., Enman, B., and others (2013). "Increasing phosphorus use efficiency in potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)

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  13. Bizimungu, B., Kawchuk, L.M., Wahab, J., Waterer, D.R., Konschuh, M.N., and Lynch, D.R. (2013). "AAC Alta Strong potato variety- A new option for French fry processing and fresh market uses.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.

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  14. Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Bizimungu, B., Tekauz, A., Fetch, T.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Turkington, T.K., Martin, R.A., Choo, T.M., Vigier, B.J., Blackwell, B.A., Savard, M.E. (2013). Taylor barley, 93(5), 969-977. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-126

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  15. Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Bizimungu, B., Fetch, J.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., Savard, M.E., Choo, T.M. (2013). Cerveza barley, 93(3), 557-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-299

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  16. Gao, X., Tenuta, M., Nelson, A., Sparling, B., Tomasiewicz, D., Mohr, R.M., Bizimungu, B. (2013). Effect of nitrogen fertilizer rate on nitrous oxide emission from irrigated potato on a clay loam soil in manitoba, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 93(1), 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJSS2012-057

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  17. Bizimungu, B. (2012). "Searching for traits associated with drought tolerance in potato.", 20th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, The University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA, March 7-8, 2012, pp. 20.

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  18. Bizimungu, B., Wahab, J., and Larson, G.L. (2012). "Performance of a low glycemic index potato selection (AR2012-04) under small potato production management.", 2012 Annual Meeting of Potato Growers of Alberta, Red Deer, AB, Canada, November 13-15, 2012 (Poster). (Poster)

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  19. Bizimungu, B., Hawkins, G., Murphy, A.M., and Mikitzel, L.J. (2012). "NIRS predictions of potato processing quality in breeding germplasm and cultivars.", 96th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, Denver, CO, USA, August 12-16, 2012, Oral presentation.

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  20. Qi, W., Yang, X., Leonard, S., Archbold, T., Sullivan, A., Bizimungu, B., Murphy, A.M., Ma, D.Y., Duncan, A.M., and Htoo, J.K. (2012). "Responses of dietary ileal amino acid digestibility to consumption of different varieties of potatoes and conventional fibres in pigs fed a high-fat basal diet.", 12th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Keystone, CO, USA, May 30-June 1, 2012. (Poster)

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Research facility

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

Language

English
French