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Development of canola with deterrency to flea beetle feeding

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Gruber, Margaret
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $82,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1999
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

To develop flea beetle resistant canola lines by transforming canola with genes that will produce trichomes and phenolic chemical feeding deterrents in the key tissues damaged by flea beetle feeding.