Unraveling the genetic mechanisms underlying ergot resistance in durum wheat

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Yuefeng Ruan
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $158,400
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 3 Years

Identify genetic markers associated with ergot resistance factors in durum wheat. Introgress ergot resistance genes into adapted durum germplasm. Through comparative transcriptional analysis gain insight into the molecular basis of ergot resistance. Utilize the Canadian Light Source to gain an understanding of the molecular determinants of ergot resistance.