Genomics & molecular marker assisted mapping approach to identify disease resistance genes in flax

Posted on 27.07.2018 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Helen Booker
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $374,471
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2017
Project Length: 5 Years

To develop genomics and molecular marker tools to improve the efficiency of flax breeding for disease resistance (pasmo, fusarium wilt, powdery mildew) and to address breeding bottlenecks impacting flax improvement.