Establish protocols for virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) in Plasmodiophora brassicae (clubroot) infected canola hairy roots. Use VIGS to silence canola genes that are identified as interacting partners of clubroot effector genes. Evaluate host-induced gene silencing as a functional genomics tool for clubroot research.
Lead Researcher (PI): Christopher Todd
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $168,935
Co-Funders: Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years