Lead Researcher (PI): Andriy Bilichak
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $61,500
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years
To establish a catalogue of mycoviruses from the 300 rust isolates and correlate to the host virulence. To identify peptides with affinity to wheat flag leaves and urediniospores' surfaces using the phage display library.