Cereals and Pulses / Oilseeds

Successful solutions

  • Discovered rust-resistant genes (leaf and stem rust in wheat; stem and crown rust in oat) and developed DNA markers for several of these genes. This will help scientists develop disease resistant varieties.
  • Identified the new strain of Ug99 stem rust in Africa as a threat to Canadian wheat production; found three novel sources of resistance; identified and mapped the resistant gene.
  • Identified regions in the genome contributing Fusarium Head Blight resistance in spring and durum wheat; the location of the chromosome of a number of resistance genes for smut and bunt pathogens in wheat and barley; characterized ergot resistance in wheat.
  • Developed germplasm for multiple disease resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and bean common mosaic virus.
Route 100, Unit 100-101
Morden, MB R6M 1Y5
(204) 822-7556

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