Breeding aluminum tolerant oat cultivars for the grey wooded soils of western Canada

Posted on 05.03.2020 | Last Modified 05.03.2020
Lead Researcher (PI): S. Kibite
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $78,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1992
Project Length: 3 Years

To develop a new, rapid, reliable and inexpensive greenhouse screening technique for aluminum tolerance in oat. To identify new genes that confer aluminum tolerance in oats. to determine the heritability, mode of inheritance, type of gene action and number of genes that govern the expression of aluminum tolerance in oat. To incorporate the aluminum tolerance genes into adapted oat cultivars.