Development of canola with deterrency to flea beetle feeding

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Margaret Gruber
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $82,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1999
Project Length: 3 Years

To develop flea beetle resistant canola lines by transforming canola with genes that will produce trichomes and phenolic chemical feeding deterrents in the key tissues damaged by flea beetle feeding.