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Abiotic and biotic factors influencing host-plant use of a generalist herbivore through plant-mediated interactions: oviposition and larval performance by the bertha armyworm, Mamestra configurata Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on canolaDownload
The bertha armyworm (BAW), Mamestra configurata Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a native, polyphagous herbivore which feeds on a variety of plants in different families. In the Prairie Provinces, canola, Brassica napus L. (Brassicaceae), is a preferred host, making BAW a significant pest....
Broadening genetic diversity in canola (Brassica napus) germplasm using the B. oleracea var. alboglabra C-genomeDownload
Genetic diversity in spring canola (Brassica napus L., AACC genome, 2n=38) cultivars is narrow. Limited effort has been made to utilize genetic diversity from the diploid species B. oleracea (CC genome, 2n=18), apparently due to the difficulty of producing B. napus × B. oleracea hybrids as well...
Broadening of genetic diversity in spring canola (Brassica napus L.) by use of yellow sarson and Canadian spring Brassica rapa L.Download
Canada is the top producer of Brassica oilseeds [B. napus L. (n = 19, AC genome)] in the world. Genetic diversity has declined in this crop in the recent years due to use of only superior and genetically narrow gene pool in breeding. Presence of adequate genetic diversity is important for further...
Broadening the genetic base of Brassica napus canola by interspecific crosses with different variants of B. oleraceaDownload
Broadening the genetic base of the C genome of Brassica napus canola by use of B. oleracea is important. In this study, the prospect of developing B. napus canola lines from B. napus × B. oleracea var. alboglabra, botrytis, italica and capitata crosses and the effect of backcrossing the F1’s to...
Engineering Enhanced Performance in Plant Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase and Long-Chain Acyl-CoA SynthetaseDownload
Triacylglycerol (TAG) is the major storage lipid in higher plants and has great nutritional and industrial value. Plant storage lipid biosynthesis involves different subcellular compartments and a complex network of enzymes and proteins. Among them, endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-bound diacylglycerol...
Evaluation of Spring Canola (Brassica Napus) Lines Derived from Rutabaga (Brassica Napus Var. Napobrassica) X Canola Crosses for Agronomic and Seed Quality Traits and HeterosisDownload
Brassica napus L. (AACC, 2n = 38) canola is the most extensively cultivated Brassica oilseed crop in the world; it is one of the most important field crops in Canada. The narrow genetic diversity in this crop is considered one of the major hindrances for continued improvement of this crop for...
Genetic study on Brassica rapa and Brassica napus for seed color and identification of molecular markersDownload
Yellow seed in Brassica oilseed crops is favoured for its association with lower fibre and higher oil contents. Yellow-seeded Brassica napus lines have been developed through introgression of this trait from its allied species; however, the trait in B. napus is often influenced by environmental...
High-performance variants of plant diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 generated by directed evolution provide insights into structure functionDownload
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1) catalyzes the acyl-CoA-dependent biosynthesis of triacylglycerol, the predominant component of seed oil. In some oil crops, including Brassica napus, the level of DGAT1 activity can have a substantial effect on triacylglycerol production....
Further improving of seed yield, other agronomic and seed quality traits in spring canola Brassica napus requires broadening of genetic diversity in this crop. The European winter oilseed B. napus is known to be genetically diverse from spring oilseed B. napus. We hypothesized that elite spring...
sn-Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) catalyzes the acylation of sn-1 position of sn-glycerol-3-phosphate to produce lysophosphatidic acid and Coenzyme A. GPATs are involved in several lipid synthetic pathways and play important physiological roles in plant development. The present...