Dr. Kangfu.Yu

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Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Kangfu Yu is a senior research scientist of soybean breeding and genetics working at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Science and Technology Branch, Harrow Research and Development Centre (Harrow-RDC) located at Harrow, Ontario. He is in charge of the food grade soybean breeding laboratory at Harrow-RDC to develop high yield food grade soybean varieties with pest resistance and good processing quality for Canadian soybean growers and the soybean industry. Dr. Yu has published over 80 papers in scientific journals, 13 reviews or book chapters, and over 100 technology transfer papers.

Current research and/or projects

  • Development of food grade soybeans with high yield, pest resistance, and good processing quality for exporting markets.

Research and/or project statements

  • Develop food grade soybean varieties with high yield, pest resistance and good processing quality for Canadian soybean growers

  • Development of food grade soybean germplasm with special food quality traits for national and international niche markets

  • Development and application of novel technologies to improve selection efficiency in soybean variety development

Professional activities / interests

  • Soybean breeding and genetics

  • Molecular biology and Genomic

  • Marker-assisted selection

  • Plant-pest interaction

Education and awards

  • BS.c in plant breeding at Gansu Agricultural University, P.R. China

  • MS.c. In plant biotechnology at the University of Guelph, Canada

  • Ph.D in plant molecular genetics at the University of Guelph, Canada

International experience and/or work

  • Has presented seminars and lectures in international universities and/or research conferences

Key publications

  1. Yu, K., Woodrow, L., Poysa, V. (2016). Registration of lipoxygenase free food grade soybean germplasm, HS-151. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 96(1), 148-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0167

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  2. Wang, Y., Wang, X., Gu, M., Kang, H., Zeng, J., Fan, X., Sha, L., Zhang, H., Yu, K., Zhou, Y. (2015). Cloning and characterization of four novel SnRK2 genes from Triticum polonicum. Biologia Plantarum, [online] 59(2), 211-219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10535-015-0501-6

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  3. Yu, K., Woodrow, L., Poysa, V. (2015). AAC 26-15 soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 95(2), 441-443. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-337

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  4. Chen, H., Zhang, L., Yu, K., Wang, A. (2015). Pathogenesis of Soybean mosaic virus in soybean carrying Rsv1 gene is associated with miRNA and siRNA pathways, and breakdown of AGO1 homeostasis. Virology, [online] 476 395-404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2014.12.034

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  5. Yu, K., Wang, Y., Poysa, V., Shi, C., and Zhou, Y. (2014). "Cadmium concentration in soybean seed is affected by the wild type GmHMA3 gene.", 15th Biennial Conference Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 3-6, 2014. (Poster)

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  6. Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Hou, A. (2014). "Combining resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and bean common mosaic virus in dry bean.", 6th International Food Legume Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 7-11, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

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  7. Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Merico, D., Munholland, S., Marsolais, F., Navabi, A., Crosby, W.L., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2014). "Genome-wide SNP and InDel discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-17, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

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  8. Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Merico, D., Munholland, S., Marsolais, F., Navabi, A., Crosby, W.L., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., Cui, Y. (2014). Genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism and Insertion-Deletion discovery through next-generation sequencing of reduced representation libraries in common bean. Molecular Breeding, [online] 33(4), 769-778. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-013-9997-7

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  9. Yu, K., Woodrow, L., Poysa, V. (2014). AAC Stern soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 94(2), 457-459. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-306

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  10. Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Navabi, A., Yu, K., Hou, A. (2014). Combining resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose, and bean common mosaic virus into Manitoba-adapted dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars, 94(2), 405-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-281

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  11. Wang, Y., Xiao, X., Zhang, T., Kang, H., Zeng, J., Fan, X., Sha, L., Zhang, H., Yu, K., Zhou, Y. (2014). Cadmium treatment alters the expression of five genes at the cda1 locus in two soybean cultivars [ Glycine Max (L.) Merr]. Scientific World Journal, [online] 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/979750

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  12. Wang, Y., Xiao, X., Kang, H., Zeng, J., Fan, X., Sha, L., Zhang, H., Yu, K., and Zhou, Y.-H. (2013). "Alteration of Water and Dry Matter Content in Soybean Exposed to Cadmium.", American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 13(5), pp. 606-610. doi : 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2013.13.05.1973

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  13. Poysa, V., Woodrow, L., Yu, K. (2013). AAC Malden soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 93(6), 1277-1279. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-159

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  14. Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Yu, K., Hou, A. (2013). Marker-assisted dissection of anthracnose resistance in the dry bean cultivar Morden003, 93(6), 1115-1123. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-085

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  15. Perry, G., DiNatale, C., Xie, W., Navabi, A., Reinprecht, Y., Crosby, W., Yu, K., Shi, C., Peter Pauls, K. (2013). A comparison of the molecular organization of genomic regions associated with resistance to common bacterial blight in two Phaseolus vulgaris genotypes. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 4(AUG), http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2013.00318

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  16. Durham, K.M., Xie, W., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., Lee, E., Navabi, A. (2013). Interaction of common bacterial blight quantitative trait loci in a resistant inter-cross population of common bean. Plant Breeding, [online] 132(6), 658-666. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12103

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  17. Navabi, A., Rupert, T., Park, S.J., Yu, K., Smith, T.H., Pauls, K.P. (2013). Apex common bean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 93(1), 131-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2012-139

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  18. Xie, W., McClymont, S., Stonehouse, R.G., Khanal, R., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., Bett, K.E., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Characterization of Quantitative Trait Loci in the Interactions between Common Bean and Isolates of Common Bacterial Blight Pathogens.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Presentation)

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  19. Navabi, A., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., Tsao, R., Woodrow, L., and Poysa, V. (2012). "A Multi- Disciplinary Approach Towards Developing Bean Varieties for Sustainable Dry Bean Production in Ontario. Research Update.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2012, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 5-6, 2012.

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  20. Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Hou, A. (2012). "Pyramiding resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and bean common mosaic virus in dry bean.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012, Poster.

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Research facility

2585 County Road 20
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0
Canada

Affiliations

  • Member of International society of plant molecular biology

  • Member of International society of horticultural sciences

  • Member of Canadian society of horticultural sciences

Language

English

Other languages

Mandarin Chinese