Evaluation of the root-associated fungus Olpidium brassicae and its interactions with Plasmodiophora brassicae

Posted on 27.09.2023 | Last Modified 27.09.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Jennifer Town
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $41,800
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years

Characterize changes in the microbiome of the root and rhizosphere of canola during clubroot infection. Examine the relationship between O. brassicae colonization and P. brassicae infections and disease severity. Sequence the genome for O. brassicae strain 'd3f1'. Conduct a meta-analysis of O. brassicae distribution during canola production in Saskatchewan and Alberta.