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Crop Pathology and Biotechnology

Overview

The Crop Pathology and Biotechnology team applies genetic, physiological, and agronomic tools to solve problems in abiotic stress, seed and fibre quality, crop adaptation, and adoption of improved production practices to maximize grain and fibre yield.

The Crop Pathology and Biotechnology team operates under the Food and Fibre sector. InnoTech also performs research in Crop Development and Management.

The Biotechnology and Genomics program develops and deploys biotechnology and genomics based technologies that add value to Alberta’s crop and environmental industries. Activities include whole genome sequencing, re-sequencing, transcriptome analysis, DNA marker development and detection for increased efficiency in plant breeding, and eco-genomics. We focus on new traits discovery and development that enhances the productivity and quality of Alberta food, feed and fibre crops. In addition we provide genomics tools to support environmental projects related to monitoring and remediation. Key activities are:

  • Novel traits development
    • adding value to oilseeds for health and industrial use
    • adding value to fibre crops for industrial biomaterials development
    • tilling population development
    • agronomic traits
  • Genotyping and markers development
    • QTL and association mapping
    • molecular markers for novel traits
  • Tissue culture and transformation
    • plant tissue culture services
    • plant transformation services
    • seed increase of trangenic plants and confined trials
    • double haploid technologies
  • Eco genomics
    • microbial genomics and meta-genomics
    • genomic bio-markers for environmental remediation

 

For more information, contact:

Ralph Lange
Team Lead
Crop Pathology and Biotechnology
780.632.8226
ralph.lange@innotechalberta.ca