Implementation of Markers for Pulses (IMAP)

  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Bunyamin Tar'an

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - CDC, National Research Council of Canada - PBI


To use the genomic resources to establish a set of molecular tools and integrate them with genetic materials from the Crop Development Centre (CDC) breeding program to provide greater precision in selection.


A set of phenotypic data for each segregating key trait in each core mapping population and panel genotypes of pea, lentil, chickpea, and bean was collected. Three year multi-location replicated field trials provided robust phenotypic data for genetic analysis of economic traits by means of quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis and association mapping. The overall outputs of the iMAP project will help to reach the long term goal of increasing the precision with which breeding populations are evaluated to facilitate the rapid development of improved pulse cultivars that will benefit growers and consumers by decreasing production costs and reducing risks, improving processing quality, and enhancing crop value.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2010 - 2013