Development of Sclerotinia Resistant Brassica Napus Lines and Molecular Markers for Marker-Assisted Breeding

Researcher: Dwayne Hegedus, Lone Buchwaldt and Isobel Parkin, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon

Project Code: CGDP SCDC/DIAP 2010

Final Report: April 2013

Summary: Sclerotinia stem rot is one of the major diseases affecting canola production. New varieties of Brassica napus canola with improved levels of sclerotinia resistance are required as part of an integrated management strategy. A breakthrough in sclerotinia resistance screening has enabled researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to identify new resistant germplasm, develop molecular markers and identify additional B. napus defense genes. The project results will help researchers generate the genetic information and breeding tools needed for successful development of sclerotinia resistant cultivars.

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