Introgression of Disease Resistance from Brassica nigra into Canola using a new-type B. napus

Researcher: Fengqun Yu, Gary Peng, and Sally Vail, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon SK

Project Code: CGDP ADF 2014.143

Final Report: February 2019

Summary: New sources of clubroot and blackleg resistance are needed in western Canada because virulent pathogen populations have been reported that are able to overcome the resistance of canola cultivars for both diseases. Researchers in Saskatoon focused a four-year project on using black mustard (Brassica nigra) lines that were recently identified to carry resistance to both clubroot and blackleg. Overall, researchers successfully developed B. napus breeding lines with resistance to both diseases originating from black mustard. These breeding lines and molecular markers will be made available to canola breeders, and ultimately provide growers with access to new cultivars with the novel resistance genes in the future.

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