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Canadian wheat-NAM (Can-NAM): capturing genetic variation for Canadian wheat improvement

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Wentao Zhang
Institution: National Research Council of Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $236,502
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2016
Project Length: 5 Years
Objectives:

To establish a nested association mapping (NAM) population from wheat for community access. To identify rust and FHB resistance genes and to develop pre-breeding lines with improved rust and FHB resistance.