Identification and exploitation of genome structural variants for trait improvement in Prairie crops

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Andrew Sharpe
Institution: Global Institute for Food Security
Total WGRF Funding: $345,001
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 4 Years

Develop a catalogue of structural variation (SV) in canola and wheat which will be associated with key complex agronomic traits. Develop a cost effective platform for capturing such variation and apply structural variation for trait association and candidate gene/locus identification.