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Brassica : Harvesting the Genome, Diversity and Products

Bioriginal Food and Science Corp.

Cargill Specialty Oils Inc.

Chromatin Canada Inc.

DNA Landmarks

Dow AgroSciences Inc.

DVS Canada-Brett-Young Seeds

Monsanto

Performance Plants

Pioneer Hi-Bred

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

SemBioSys Genetics Inc.

Svalof-Weibulls

Targeted Growth Canada

Communication and meetings

Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop (http://www.extension.usask.ca/plantgenomics/index.html)

Applying Genomics to Canola Improvement Workshop (www.genomeprairie.ca/canola/workshops.html)

Canola Industry Meeting

Seed Development Symposium (http://www.genomeprairie.ca/canola/Symposium/index.html)

Interaction with Arabidopsis community:

Several scientists from institutions listed above use Arabidopsis as a model and/or collaborate with Universities working on  Arabidopsis, including University of Toronto and University of British Columbia

Sources of research support:

Public funders:

Genome Canada, Genome Prairie

Federal Government (NRC and AAFC)

Provincial governments (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Levy boards:

Canola Council Canada

Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission

Alberta Canola Producers Commission

Major topics of research include:

Seed development

Seed composition

Seed quality

Abiotic Stress

Comparative genomics

Gene discovery

Genome sequencing

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

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