Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) to test gene function in pulse crops

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Christopher Todd

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Biology

Objective

To identify and characterize fungal disease resistance genes from wild lentil against anthracnose, ascochyta blight adn stemphylium blight.

Genetics

SPG Contribution

$99,015.00

Project Status

Active

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2014 - 2017

Co-funders

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund

Total Project Cost

$185,115.00