Transcript Abundance in Two-row Malting Barley on Interaction with Fusarium g...

Transcript Abundance in Two-row Malting Barley on Interaction with Fusarium graminiarum Chemotypes

Researchers: Anna Badea Dilantha Fernando
Keywords: Barley
Start Date: 2016
Status: Complete

Project Length: 1 year

Objectives: to conduct an RNA-Seq (RNA Sequencing) study to make a contrast of 2 two-row malting barley cultivars response to Fusarium graminearum chemotypes: 3ADON, 15ADON and NIV and to evaluate NIV chemotypes which are not present in Canada, but have become common in southern-USA regions. While NIV chemotypes generally produce less overall toxin, NIV is of concern as it has a higher mammalian toxicity than DON.

MWBGA Funding: $5,000

Total Project Cost: $25,000

Partner Funding: $20,000

Funding Partners: Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI)

Benefits to MB Producers: Understanding genetic differences toward disease resistance and reduced toxicity will be useful in long term plant breeding