X hits on this document

80 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

23 / 28

Brassica : Harvesting the Genome, Diversity and Products

Canada

Brassica crops:

Canada is the world's leading exporter of canola (Brassica napus) and seed-derived products, particularly oil and meal. The annual economic activity generated through the production of Brassica crops is in the order of $ CND 2.5 Billions. Annual canola acreage ranges from 10 to 13 millions.

Canola dominates the Canadian domestic market and represents more than 70% of vegetable oil products consumed (as salad/frying oils, margarine, mayonnaise, etc.).

Research & Development:

Genomics initiatives and resources:

2002-2006 Functional Genomics of Abiotic Stress

The Functional Genomics of Abiotic Stress project is exploiting a range of genomics and proteomics technologies to study how plants respond to various abiotic (environmental) stresses at the gene level, particularly cold, but also heat, drought and nutrient stress. This project is funded by Genome Canada/Genome Prairie and several institutions. See project website  for more information www.genomeprairie.ca/abioticstress/

2003-2006 Enhancing Canola Through Genomics

The goal of the “Enhancing Canola Through Genomics” project is to develop and employ genomic tools in the studies of seed development and composition in Brassica oilseeds crops This project is funded by Genome Canada/Genome Prairie, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the National Research Council. See project website for more information www.genomeprairie.ca/canola/

2006-2009. “Designing Oilseeds for Tomorrow’s Markets”. This is a recently approved Genome Canada/Genome Prairie project focusing on genomics of seed coat and anti-nutritional factors in Brassica. This project involves a Germany-Canada collaboration.

Centres of Brassica research in Canada

Universities

Mc Gill University

University of Alberta

University of Guelph

University of Manitoba

University of Saskatchewan

University of Western Ontario

Genomics, breeding Biotechnology,

Institutes

National Research Council, PBI

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Alberta Research Council

Companies

AgriProgress

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.

Bayer Crop Science (breeding)

Draft White Paper for Multinational Brassica Genome Project (MBGP);   12/01/2006

Document info
Document views80
Page views80
Page last viewedFri Dec 09 15:43:57 UTC 2016
Pages28
Paragraphs1079
Words9611

Comments