The biocontrol of blackleg using carnivorous bacteria

Posted on 27.09.2023 | Last Modified 27.09.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Paul Holloway
Institution: University of Winnipeg
Total WGRF Funding: $17,652
Co-Funders: Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 2 Years

To investigate the use of Myxobacteria (a group of bacteria which adopt a “wolf-pack” hunting strategy against other bacteria and fungi) for the control of L. maculans, the causative agent of blackleg in canola. The successful completion of this project would provide a novel potential biocontrol strategy for the control of blackleg on canola.