Drought tolerance in canola through modulating the Kanghan (KH) gene family

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Jitao Zou
Institution: National Research Council of Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $111,422
Co-Funders: Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 2 Years

Demonstrate the Kanghan (KH) technology under field conditions to assess water-limited yield potential. Conduct CRISPR gene editing of the KH genes to generate knockout lines with improved drought tolerance.