Marker-assisted pre-breeding for alternative semi-dwarfing genes and anther extrusion in durum and bread wheat

Posted on 26.03.2024 | Last Modified 26.03.2024
Lead Researcher (PI): Curtis Pozniak
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $112,125
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Alberta Grains
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 4 Years

Generate elite CWAD and CPSR lines with Rht24 (reduced height gene) and high anther extrusion (AE) sources using marker assisted selection (MAS). Improve and deploy breeder-friendly efficient markers for Rht24 and AE to support MAS. Investigate associations between Rht24 and FHB resistance traits. Localize alternative dwarfing genes from tetraploid FHB resistance sources.