Sequencing the pea genome: creating a solid foundation for long-term pea genetic improvement

  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Tom Warkentin

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - CDC


To support pea genome sequencing as part of a global research partnership.


The vast genomic resources developed will be used to accelerate pea varietal improvement at Crop Development Centre (CDC) and internationally, through marker-assisted selection and/or introgression of useful genetic variation. Results from this project will create a strong foundation for long-term pea genetic improvement and also to maintain the competitiveness of the Canadian pea industry.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2013 - 2016