Developing DNA markers for determining the race structure of leptosphaeria maculans in western Canada

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Hossein Borhan
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $224,250
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2012
Project Length: 3 Years

To generate DNA markers from the genome of Leptosphaeria maculans the causal agent of blackleg disease of canola. To identify markers for known avirulence gene and to tag other potential avirulence/virulence genes inferred from the Leptosphaeria genome sequence.