Mr. Dallas Kessler

Genebank Collection Biologist

Curate the oilseed portion of Plant Gene Resources of Canada

Current research and/or projects

Characterization and phenotyping trial for spring Brassica napus accessions.  Regeneration of flax, sunflower, soybean and safflower.

Education and awards

Bachelor of Science - Botany

Key publications

  1. Fu, Y.B., Yang, M.H., Horbach, C., Kessler, D., Diederichsen, A., You, F.M., Wang, H. (2017). Patterns of SSR variation in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seeds under ex situ genebank storage and accelerated ageing. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, [online] 64(2), 277-290.

    2017 - View publication details

  2. Kessler D, Fu YB (2016) Research updates on Plant Gene Resources of Canada. Joint National Plant Germplasm System Meeting Fort Collins 2016/06/14 - 2016/06/16

    2016 - View publication details

  3. Fu YB (2016) Molecular Characterization of Plant Germplasm in Plant Gene Resources of Canada

    2016 - View publication details

  4. Diederichsen, A., Jones-Flory, L.L., and Kessler, D. (2015). "Optimizing and applying accelerated seed ageing tests to assess flax (L. usitatissimum) of different seed colour.", International Society for Seed Science (ISSS) "Seed Longevity Workshop", Wernigerode, Germany, July 5-8, 2015, pp. 102. (Abstract)

    2015 - View publication details

  5. Diederichsen, A., Kessler, D., and Sander, T. (2014). "Seed characteristics in cultivated Cicer arietinum and wild Cicer species preserved by Plant Gene Resources of Canada.", 6th International Food Legume Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 7-11, 2014,*%2C+Kessler%2C+D.1%2C+and+Sander%2C+T.1, pp. 135. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

  6. Kagale, S., Robinson, S.J., Nixon, J., Xiao, R., Huebert, T., Condie, J., Kessler, D., Clarke, W.E., Edger, P.P., Links, M.G., Sharpe, A.G., Parkin, I.A.P. (2014). Polyploid evolution of the Brassicaceae during the Cenozoic era. Plant Cell, [online] 26(7), 2777-2791.

    2014 - View publication details

  7. Diederichsen, A., Kusters, P.M., Kessler, D., Bainas, Z., and Gugel, R.K. (2013). "Assembling a core collection from the flax world collection maintained by Plant Gene Resources of Canada.", Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 60(4), pp. 1479-1485. doi : 10.1007/s10722-012-9936-1

    2013 - View publication details

Research facility

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2