Integration of new molecular markers to develop pre-harvest sprouting tolerant cereals

Posted on 22.02.2021 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Jaswinder Singh
Institution: McGill University
Total WGRF Funding: $170,487
Co-Funders: Alberta Barley Commission, Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 3 Years

To explore pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) associated AG04_9 class genes in Canadian wheat and barley varieties, to generate gene-specific reliable molecular markers for their efficient use in marker-assisted breeding of PHS resistance, and to deploy novel markers in ongoing wheat and barley breeding programs.