To test the resistance of transgenic canola, Brassica napus cv Westar, containing a wound-inducible serine protease inhibitor gene against flea beetles, lygus bug, diamond back moth, and bertha armyworm. To identify wound-inducible protease inhibitor genes for cysteine and aspartate proteases in Brassicaceae for transfer to canola. To identify other wound-inducible resistance genes in Brassicaceae for transfer to canola.
Lead Researcher (PI): Robert Bodnaryk
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $82,000
Start Date: 1993
Project Length: 3 Years