// Oilseed Rape ('Canola')

Canola Pan genome consortium is currently open, join today and enjoy its full benefits!

Oilseed rape, (also referred to as Canola) is an important type of oil crop that is low in erucic acid. Rapeseed belongs to the genus Brassica napus. Brassica oilseed varieties are some of the oldest plants cultivated by humanity. Oilseed rape was formed ~7500 years ago by hybridization between B. rapa and B. oleracea, followed by chromosome doubling, resulting in a complex allopolyploid genome. Today, researchers are exploring new uses for the plant and pushing the boundaries of canola seed qualities and the conditions it can be grown in. In the genomic era, the advances in seed are striving to improve yields, hardiness and profitability while elevating oil and meal to even higher levels of quality.

By joining this consortium, you can expand your genomic research efforts - you will benefit from access to its de novo assembled genomes, pseudo chromosome construction, direct linear mappings between genomes, homology based annotation for each of them and full gene Presence Absence, copy number and structural variation analysis (PAV, CNV and SV) and their visualization.

  • Consortia leaders

Prof. Isobel Parkin (AAFC Saskatoon , U. of Sask)
Dr Andrew Sharpe (GIFS, U. of Sask)

  • Current participants

4 Leading multinational seed companies

2 Academic institutes

List of accessionsTYPE
Canadian NAM common parentSpring
Canadian NAM Pakistani lineSpring
NC 58Spring
Improved Darmor bzhWinter
6 TBDSpring

Last day to join the Oilseed Rape ('Canola') consortia:

September 30, 2019