Mapping a route to clubroot resistance

November 13, 2015

KEY PRACTICE: P. brassicae can rapidly adapt to the selection pressure provided by currently available clubroot-resistant canola varieties. For durable clubroot
resistance, it will be important to stack resistance genes and rotate them in clubroot-infested fields.

PROJECT TITLE, LEAD RESEARCHER: “Studies on the genetic and molecular basis for clubroot resistance in canola,” 2010-15, Stephen Strelkov, University of Alberta

GROWER ORGANIZATION FUNDER: Alberta Canola


The clubroot pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae has a complex pathotype structure and its soil inoculum levels build up quickly in the presence of susceptible hosts. This means it can quickly adapt to selection pressure. This project provides significant insights to facilitate the improvement and development of sustainable clubroot management strategies.

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