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A rapid molecular assay to identify Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes from plant and soil samples

Lead Researcher Stephen Strelkov
Co-Researcher(s) Sheau-Fang Hwang
Start Date March 2019
End Date April 2022
Funding Partners Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

New Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes the can overcome host resistance are emerging and there is currently no quick and easy way of identifying them.

The Project

To generate an effective, sensitive and rapid molecular assay (PCR-based) to identify abundance and diversity of P. brassicae pathotypes in soil and plant samples; and to use the genetic variability among pathotypes to establish their relationships and genes of interest related to infection.

The Result

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefit

This molecular assay would help monitor the diversity and abundance of pathotypes found, ultimately supporting farmers in choosing cultivar selection and the development of canola with novel sources of resistance.


Keywords: Clubroot, Clubroot resistant, Plasmodiophora brassicae, P. brassicae, Rapid assay, Molecular assay

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