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Control of sclerotinia using RNA interference technologies

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 23.03.2017
Lead Researcher (PI): Whyard, Stephen
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $161,685
Co-Funders: MAFRD-Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative
Start Date: 2017
Project Length: 2 Years
Objectives:

To identify an extensive set of genes essential for Sclerotinia infections and to develop canola plants with a novel mechanism of resistance to this serious fungal pathogen.