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Improving heat and drought resistance in canola through regulating diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity

Lead Researcher Gavin Chen
Co-Researcher(s) Stacy D Singer
Start Date March 2020
End Date February 2023
Funding Partners N/A
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

Canola is vulnerable to heat and drought stress, which can severely impact seed yield and quality.

The Project

Diversify Canadian canola with stress-resistance genes, identify candidate genes involved in the control of heat and drought resistance, and collaborate with canola breeders to develop tightly linked molecular markers for these resistance genes through the application of traditional breeding and modern genomic tools.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

This research will help to develop commercially available canola varieties with gene-resistance to heat and drought stress.

Keywords: Yield, Heat, Drought, Seed quality, Oil, Diacylglycerol, Acyltransferase

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