Detection and identification of plant pests and plants with novel traits using next generation sequencing


Funding period: 2014-2019
Lead: Guillaume Bilodeau
Total GRDI funding: $1,000,000

The CFIA is developing capacity for DNA barcoding and next generation sequencing to enhance CFIA regulatory plant health responsibilities in the areas of detection and identification of invasive plants, regulated plant pests and pathogens and plants with novel traits. Researchers have acquired materials and bioinformatics tools are being used to create sequencing data repositories. New tools, field protocols, genotyping of target organisms, and pipelines for genome assembly support the detection of viruses, insects and plants with novel traits. This work advances innovative regulatory science to support the CFIA regulation for plant protection.

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Genomics R&D Initiative