Digging out the unknown: Finding the resistance against verticillium stripe in canola

Posted on 26.03.2024 | Last Modified 26.03.2024
Lead Researcher (PI): Dilantha Fernando
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $173,305
Co-Funders: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years

Evaluate Verticillium stripe disease resistance in approximately 250-500 B. napus genotypes and related species. Genetic variation, population structure, and kinship coefficient analysis of the B. napus panel analysis. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify the resistance loci, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and resistance gene analogs (RGA) against V. longisporum. Identify the candidate resistance genes/loci for quantitative trait loci (QTL) determining the resistance to V. stripe rust through fine mapping and GWAS. Develop SNP markers tightly linked to V. stripe resistance loci, genes, or RGAs.