Phenotypic screening methods and a diagnostic seed test to assess bacterial leaf streak in Canadian wheat germplasm

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Randy Kutcher
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $76,704
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Characterize the pathogenic Xanthomonas translucens (Bacterial Leaf Streak-BLS) strains affecting wheat across western Canada. Establish a seed testing protocol to detect pathogenic Xanthomonas translucens on wheat kernels. Develop an indoor phenotype-based screening method to evaluate germplasm for BLS resistance.