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Agronomic and seed quality improvement of the clubroot resistant canola germplasm of canola × rutabaga cross, and fine mapping of the resistance gene

Lead Researcher Habibur Rahman
Co-Researcher(s) N/A
Start Date March 2018
End Date February 2021
Funding Partners Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, Alberta Innovates
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

P. brassicae populations continue to evolve, therefore outsourcing genetic resistance from other Brassicas could broaden the resistance to clubroot in canola.

The Project

Develop canola lines that carry the clubroot resistance gene of rutabaga, resulting in clubroot resistant hybrid canola cultivars.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

The clubroot resistant lines and cultivars developed through this project will broaden the genetic base of the crop, and the molecular markers will increase the efficiency of canola breeding programs by reducing the turn-around time for cultivar development.

Keywords: Clubroot, Clubroot resistant, Plasmodiophora brassicae, P. brassicae, Rutabaga, Resistance gene, Fine mapping, Germplasm

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