Searching novel genes for resistance to rusts, bacterial leaf streak, and tan spot in wheat

Posted on 27.09.2023 | Last Modified 27.09.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Gurcharn Singh Brar
Institution: University of British Columbia
Total WGRF Funding: $193,200
Co-Funders: Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years

Phenotype the Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC) wheat diversity panel with rusts, tan spot and bacterial leaf streak (BLS) races/strains. Association mapping for identification of SNP markers associated with resistance to rusts, tan spot and BLS. In-silico comparison of the mapped genes/loci with previously mapped/known genes.