Application of biotechnological tools to wheat breeding

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Ron Knox
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $120,000
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 5 Years

In conjunction with durum and bread wheat breeders, design crosses and implement molecular breeding and double haploid strategies. Bridge the gap between the identification of DNA markers to economically important traits of wheat and the implementation of these new markers in Canadian breeding programs through marker adoption, enhancement and validation in Canadian germplasm.