Morden Research and Development Centre

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The Morden Research and Development Centre (Morden RDC) was established in 1915 in Morden, Manitoba. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

The Centre is associated with four satellite locations:

  • The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), located at the Albrechtsen Research Centre;

  • The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN), located at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus;

  • The Canadian Centre for Grain Storage Research, located at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus; and

  • The Cereal Quality Laboratory, located in Winnipeg.

Areas of Research

The Morden RDC conducts research in cereal (wheat, oats and barley), pulse, and oilseed (flax and sunflower) crop pathology; genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics; breeding and genetic enhancement of dry beans and soybean; crop production systems; stored-grain products; bioactive and quality traits to improve food for health; and sustainable and profitable agri-systems and agro-ecosystem health.

The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals focuses on value-added functional foods and nutraceuticals which offer health promotion, performance enhancement, disease prevention, and management. The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine is dedicated to understanding the potential health-related benefits found in nutraceuticals, functional foods, and natural health products derived from Canadian grown crops and plants.

Sector Needs

The Morden RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

 

Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Anfu Hou
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Brent McCallum
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Champa Wijekoon
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jyoti Saini Sharma
PRP-Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Nancy Ames
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Paul Fields
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Srinivas Sura
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Thomas Netticadan
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Heather Blewett
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Senior Land Resource Specialist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Natalia V Bykova
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Sijo Joseph (Thandapilly)
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Thomas Fetch
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Dr.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Xiben Wang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Wenguang Cao, Gavin Humphreys, Minkyung Kang-Choi, Linda Langille, Sylvie Cloutier, Allen Xue, Barbara Blackwell and Maria Antonia Henriquez (2020) Evaluation for new sources of Fusarium head blight resistance in hexaploid and tetraploid wheat Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight. Banff, Canada March 23-26 2020

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  2. Møller, Ian & Igamberdiev, Abir & Bykova, Natalia & Finkemeier, Iris & Rasmusson, Allan & Schwarzländer, Markus. (2020). Matrix Redox Physiology Governs the Regulation of Plant Mitochondrial Metabolism through Post-Translational Protein Modifications. The Plant Cell. 10.1105/tpc.19.00535.

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  3. Challis, J.K., Cantin, J.L., Curtis, A.W., Sura, S., Shade, S., Giesy, J.P., McAllister, T.A.,Jones, P.D. and Larney, F.J. 2020. Environmental fate of melengestrol acetate, trenbolone acetate, and ractopamine in beef cattle feedlots Poster Abstr., 57th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, February 19-20, 2020, Lethbridge, AB.

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  4. Fatima F, McCallum B, Hiebert C, McCartney C, Fedak G, Pozniak C, Edwards T, Ravichandran S, You FM, Cloutier S (2020) Single and multi-locus genome-wide association study for leaf rust resistance in cultivated, progenitor and wild wheat. Proc 28th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, Jan 11-15, PO0937

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  5. Fauteux, F., Wang, Y., Rocheleau, H., Liu, Z., Pan, Y., Fedak, G., McCartney, C., Ouellet, T. (2019). Characterization of QTL and eQTL controlling early Fusarium graminearum infection and deoxynivalenol levels in a Wuhan 1 x Nyubai doubled haploid wheat population, 19(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-2149-4

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  6. Marsolais F, Hou A, Conner RL, Pajak A (2019) Development of edible bean germplasm lines with improved cysteine and methionine concentration. Poster presentation. 2019 Biennial Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting. Fargo, ND, November 3-6

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  7. Karmin O, Connie W.H. Woo, Victoria Sid, Yaw L. Siow,
    Chapter 17 - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and use of folate,
    Editor(s): Vinood B. Patel,
    Molecular Nutrition,
    Academic Press,
    2020,
    Pages 323-343,
    ISBN 9780128119075,
    https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811907-5.00028-2.
    (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128119075000282)
    Abstract: Folate is an essential water-soluble B vitamin that is required for nucleic acid biosynthesis, methylation reaction, and sulfur-containing amino acid metabolism. Depletion of folate perturbs folate-dependent one-carbon metabolism and is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is a common chronic liver disease and its prevalence increases significantly in patients with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus. As the incidence of obesity and diabetes continues to rise, NAFLD will emerge as a major threat to public health. Low serum folate levels are correlated with body mass index, severity of NAFLD, and diabetes. There is currently no approved pharmacological agent for NAFLD treatment. Nutrition-focused therapies represent a promising management strategy for metabolic diseases such as NAFLD. Understanding the role of folate in fatty liver disease may position this vitamin as a potential therapy for NAFLD.
    Keywords: Folate; folic acid; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); liver; folate transporter; obesity; supplementation; sulfur-containing amino acid

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  8. Kang-Choi M, Kalikililo A, Serajazari M, Wilker N, Langille L, Xue A, Blackwell B, Cloutier S, McCartney C, Navabi A, Humphreys G (2019) Evaluation of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in a Canadian Winter Wheat DH population. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P 268 (poster)

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  9. Lin, Y, Brule-Babel A, McCartney C, Loewen M, Humphreys G (2019) Characterization and validation of Fusarium head blight QTL in an elite doubled haploid winter wheat cross 32C*17éPeregrine. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P 163 (Abstract and Poster).

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  10. Humphreys G, Cao W, Kalikililo A, Langille L, Henriquez MA, Blackwell B, Fedak G, Cloutier S (2019) Uncovering useful variability for agronomics and disease resistance within a diverse wheat collection. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P 447 (poster)

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