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Canadian canola sequencing project (CanSeq)

PROJECT LEAD(S)/CO-LEAD(S) Randall Weselake (University of Alberta)
COMPETITION/ FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Genome Alberta - Alberta Bioproducts and Bioenergy Genomics Program
PROJECT START DATE February 25, 2008
PROJECT END DATE June 30, 2010

This project aims to sequence the genome of Brassica species, including canola and assess genetic variation in the protein coding regions of the genome. This is a collaborative project involving the National Research Council, Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada, and nine Industrial partners. The genomic resources developed from this project will be a major milestone in plant genetics, the value of which will increase as more information is accumulated on the role of each uncovered gene. Understanding the full complement of genes involved in economically important processes such as oil profile or content, resistance to drought and diseases in canola and related crops will allow for the development of new varieties with better yield and enhanced nutritional or industrial value.

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