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Canola (Brassica napus L.) is an amphidiploid or allotetraploid (AACC, 2n = 4x = 38) crop plant and it is one of the most important oilseed crops in the world. The narrow genetic base of this crop, especially in its C genome, is not only a major impediment for its continued improvement but also...
Transcriptomic responses in spring canola carrying clubroot resistance introgressed from rutabaga or “Mendel”Download
Canola provides ~15% of the total global vegetable oil supply and is an important crop contributing about $26.7 billion to Canada’s economy. Canola production has been threatened by clubroot disease caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin, which in extreme case can result complete crop...
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;...
Evaluation of Genetic Diversity and Performance of the Inbred Lines Derived from B. Napus x B. Rapa Interspecific Crosses and Their Test HybridsDownload
ABSTRACTSpring Brassica napus L. canola (AACC, 2n = 38) is the second most important crop in Canada. Genetic diversity in this crop is narrow; therefore, broadening of the genetic base of this crop is needed for continued improvement through breeding. For this, the exotic gene pools of this...
Effects of environmental and disturbance gradients on native bee diversity, abundance and composition in Alberta’s prairiesDownload
Native bees provide pollination services to a range of crops, supporting food production and the global economy. They also support the fitness of native flowering plants and terrestrial plant diversity. These functions are delivered by a diverse community of bees with a broad spectrum of life...
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....
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...
An assessment of the fumigant metam sodium and a Brassica juncea-derived biofumigant as management tools for clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) of canola (Brassica napus)Download
Clubroot of crucifers, caused by the soilborne parasite Plasmodiophora brassicae, is spreading across canola (Brassica napus) fields in Alberta, Canada. Dissemination of the parasite is associated with the movement of infested soil on farm and other machinery, with the disease generally...
Understanding the role of diets enriched in long chain fatty acids on postpartum reproductive function and embryo development in dairy cowsDownload
The objectives of this work were to investigate the influence of diets enriched in long chain fatty acids on feed intake, calf birth weight, maternal and neonatal fatty acid profiles, milk production, postpartum reproductive function, early embryonic development and its transcriptome profile in...
Design and analysis of population demographic experiments for use in environmental risk assessments for genetically modified cropsDownload
Genetically modified crops with putative fitness-enhancing traits are being field-tested throughout Canada and the world, but robust methods with which to compare their fitness with conventional cultivars are lacking. Additionally, field analyses of GM crops in non-agricultural areas are...