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- 2Habibur Rahman, AFNS
- 1Ambrose, Divakar (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
- 1Basu, Urmila (Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science)
- 1Cameron Carlyle, Agriculture, Food, and Nutritional Science
- 1Dosdall, Lloyd (Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
- 1Dosdall, Lloyd (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
Diverse crop rotations are an important part of sustainable agricultural systems. More information is needed in Alberta on the effects of adding pulse crops to current rotations. This experiment investigated the effects of ‘Snowbird’ tannin-free faba bean (Vicia faba L.), ‘Arabella’ narrow-leafed...
Grounding global seeds: a contextual comparison of the politico-ecological implications of genetically modified crops for farming communities in Alberta (Canada) and Andhra Pradesh (India)Download
The main objective of my dissertation is to analyze and compare the socio-ecological implications of the adoption of genetically modified (GM) seeds and alternative agroecological farming methods for farming communities in Alberta, Canada and Andhra Pradesh, India – localities situated in...
Intercropping systems offer potential benefits relative to monocultures of increased crop yields and improved pest control through physical, chemical, or behavioural interference and the enhancement of natural enemy populations, prompting increased predation and parasitism. Intercrops of canola...
Development and Validation of a Sclerotinia sclerotiorum-Specific Quantitative PCR Assay to Assess Risk of Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Canola (Brassica napus)Download
Sclerotinia stem rot, caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, is a major disease of canola (Brassica napus) commonly managed by the routine application of fungicides. Petal infestation is an important stage of the disease cycle and has been the focus of previously developed Sclerotinia stem rot risk...
Extraction of canola proteins and assessment of their applications: cruciferin for encapsulation of bioactives and napin as a chaperone-like moleculeDownload
Canola is a farm-gate crop in Canada. Canola meal after oil extraction is used mostly as animal feed with limited value-added applications. Canola proteins are known to have great potential for use in food and non-food applications due to their nutritional, biological and functional properties....
A proteome-level analysis of the canola/Sclerotinia sclerotiorum interaction and sclerotial developmentDownload
The fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is capable of infecting over 400 plant species including canola (Brassica napus L.). The fungus secretes oxalic acid (OA), which plays an important role in infection and disease progression. An analysis of proteome-level changes...
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, which are known to regulate plant responses to abiotic stresses, such as Cold Stress (CS) and during normal growth and development. In Brassica napus (canola), miRNAs regulate various developmental processes and responses to metal stress however;...
Hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) is a promising alternative fuel due to its excellent low-temperature properties, cetane number, and similarity to fossil diesel. Using Alberta as a basis, data-intensive techno-economic models and life cycle assessment models were developed to...
Type-1 Brassica napus Diacylglycerol Acyltransferases: Enzyme Characterization and Molecular Tools for Increasing Storage Lipid Production in YeastDownload
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) catalyzes the final step in the acyl-CoA- dependent biosynthesis of triacylglycerol (TAG). The level of DGAT activity may have a substantial effect on the flow of carbon into TAG in many organisms. In plants, yeast, and animals, two families of...
Factors influencing Plasmodiophora brassicae resting spore loads in soil and clubroot disease severity in canola (Brassica napus)Download
Clubroot, caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae, is an important soilborne disease of Brassica napus canola. Studies were conducted to increase understanding of the impact of various soil parameters and crop rotation regimes on P. brassicae inoculum levels and clubroot severity, respectively. In...