Brazilian spring wheat germplasm as source of genetic variability.
Rosa S., Langille L., Humphreys G., McCallum B., Fetch T., Randhawa H., Henriquez M.H., Voldeng H., Cummiskey A., Blackwell B., Scheeren P., Valerio I., and Turra C. (2018) Brazilian spring wheat germplasm as source of genetic variability. Poster and abstract presented at 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Nov. 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.
Genetic diversity increases the ability of crops to adapt to changing environments or novel diseases. As part of a Canada-Brazil germplasm exchange, 106 modern and ancient Brazilian spring wheat cultivars have been genotyped and phenotypically evaluated in Canada since 2014. The objective was to evaluate the Brazilian wheat germplasm as a potential source of new genetic variability for the Canadian gene pool, and consequently improved wheat cultivars.