To transform Brassica napus with disease resistance response genes from pea, and to investigate the timing and localization of expression of these genes in transgenic plants, as well as their effects on the ability of B. napus to resist the blackleg fungus Leptosphaeria maculans.
Lead Researcher (PI): Brian Fristensky
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $90,000
Start Date: 1993
Project Length: 3 Years