Using avirulence markers to predict the phenotypes of clubroot pathotypes

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Edel Perez-Lopez
Institution: University of Laval
Total WGRF Funding: $248,687
Co-Funders: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 5 Years

Optimize a hydroponic bioassay to phenotype the interaction between canola and Plasmodiophora brassicae. Sequence the genome of all single spore isolates (SSI) and identify P. brassicae SSI virulence markers. Design and implement a multiplex PCR assay able to differentiate P. brassicae isolates.