Latest Projects

Cold Tolerant Rye

Rye Genetics Hold the Strongest Potential

Working to enhance the progress already made with spring wheat through the Crop Adaptation Genomics project, researchers shifted their focus to rye as a possibility of discovering a further level of frost tolerance. The molecular markers, genetic tags that help researchers track important genes, which were identified for cold tolerance in spring wheat can now be used in rye.

Cracking the code for cold-tolerance in rye has been a long-standing challenge, but researchers are very optimistic on the heels of the spring wheat progress.

Quick Facts

  • Project Leader(s):
    • Brian Fowler
      (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Project Manager:

    Chris Barker, Genome Prairie

  • Project Value:

    $8.1 Million

  • Genome Canada Contribution:

    $4.1 Million

  • Project Status:

    Complete (2007 – 2010)

  • Competition:

    Genome Canada 2006 Competition III

Current Projects

2022 - Present

Bison Integrated Genomics (BIG)

Learn more

2016-2022

CanCOGeN – Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network

Learn more

2021-2024

CPMN – Canadian Prairie Metabolic Network

Learn more

2020 - 2022

COV3R – COVID-19 Rapid Regional Response

Learn more

2015-2021

CTAG2 – Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics

Learn more

2019 to 2023

4DWheat – Diversity, Discovery, Design and Delivery

Learn more

2016-2021

EcoToxChip – A toxicogenomics tool for chemical prioritization and environmental management

Learn more

2019 - 2023

EVOLVES – Enhancing the Value of Lentil Variation for Ecosystem Survival

Learn more

2019 - 2022

FLOWTER – Floating Wetland Treatments to Enhance Remediation

Learn more

2016-2022

GENICE II

Learn more

2019 - 2023

Genomic ASSETS (Antimicrobial Stewardship Systems from Evidence-based Treatment Strategies) for Livestock

Learn more

2016-2022

GENICE: Microbial Genomics for Oil Spill Preparedness in Canada’s Arctic Marine Environment

Learn more

2018 - 2021

Improving on-seed survival and performance of legume inoculants using genome shuffling

Learn more