Application of antimicrobial peptides to increase cereal crops resistance to fungal pathogens

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Andriy Bilichak
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $42,000
Co-Funders: Ag Action Manitoba, Manitoba Crop Alliance
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 2 Years

Assess and screen known and de novo identified anti-microbial peptides (AMPs) as a foliage spray for their ability to increase expression of defense genes in bread wheat and barley for elevated resistance of the crop to fungal pathogens.