• May 29 2014

    Canadian Ecomonics Association 2014 Annual Conference

    Two of our collaborators, Dr Alfons Weersink and Dr. Predrag Rajsic have had papers accepted for presentation at the CEA (Canadian Economics Association) 2014 Annual Conference at Simon Fraser University in Downtown Vancouver, Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Dr Weersink will present his paper entitled "The Effect of Risk on the Adoption of New Plant Breeding Technologies" and Dr Rajsic will speak on the "Economics of Genotypic Selection: The Role of Prediction Accuracy and Relative Genotyping Costs".

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  • Apr 30 2014

    Ontario Pulse Commitee Research Updates February 2014

    Get a glimpse of recent presentations on everything releated to bean research ...  from basic genomics, gastrointestinal health, research economics, anti-yield genes, common bacterial blight (CBB) genes, field breeding program, herbicide tolerance, protein chemisty and our phaseolus vulgaris sequencing and annotation status.

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  • Apr 14 2014

    9th International Workshop on Sulfur Metabolism in Plants

    Project Collaborator Frederic Marsolais presented the poster  "Differential response to sulphur nutrition of two common bean genotypes differing in storage protein composition" at the 9th International Workshop on Sulfur Metabolism in Plants “Molecular Physiology and Ecophysiology of Sulfur”, Freiburg, Germany, April 14–17. Pandurangan S, Sandercock M, Hou A, Marsolais F (2014)

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  • Oct 27 2013

    2013 Bean Improvement Cooperative meeting

    Genomics Researchers present 4 talks and 8 posters at the BIC meeting in Portland Oregon Oct 28-30:

    Association of Genes Coding for Phenlypropanoid Pathway Enzymes and Regulatory Elements with Flower and Seed Coat Colour in Phaseolus vulgaris.
    Genomic Analysis of Mutations Conferring Storage Protein Deficiency in Common Bean.
    Dry Bean Breeding and Genetics Research in South-Western Ontario.
    Identifying CBB-Resistance Gene Candidates through Comparative Genomics between OAC-Rex and G19833.
    Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Common Beans.
    Pursuit (Imazethapyr) Tolerance in Post Emergent Dry Beans.
    Genetic Improvement of Protein Quality in Edible Beans with Adaptation to Manitoba.
    Phenotypic Association of Parameters Commonly used to Predict Canning Quality of Dry Beans (Phaseolus vulgarisL.).
    Investigating Genotype by Environment (GxE) Interactions in Navy Bean Performance Trials in Ontario
    Monitoring Anthracnose Severity and Virulence in Ontario: Implications for Breeding and Research.
    Molecular Characterization of Common Bacterial Blight Pathogen Strains Showing Differential Pathogenicity.
    Molecular Characterization of Anthracnose Resistance to Race 73 in the Navy Bean Variety Bolt.

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  • Aug 12 2013

    Sudhakar Pandurangan and Frederic Marsolais to present poster at Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop

    Poster entitled Genomic analysis of mutations conferring storage protein deficiency in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)  to be presented at the Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop. Halifax, NB, August 19-21

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  • Jun 25 2013

    Canadian Society of Plant Biologists June 2013

    The title of Dr. Pauls presentation will be "Applications of Genomic Information to Bean Breeding".  Dr Pauls will be presenting the latest results arising from the combined work efforts of our several of our project researchers; Greg Perry, William Crosby, Kang-Fu Yu , Ali Navabi, Weilong Xie, Mahbuba  Siddiqua, Rong Cao, Krista Power, Christopher Martin,  Denise Cooper, Yarmilla Reinprecht and Tom Smith.

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  • Apr 8 2013

    2013 AAEA & CAES Joint Annual Meeting

    Host: Dr. Predrag Rajsic
    Predrag Rajsic, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph  ( ) to present poster entitled "Economic Evaluation of Breeding Strategies for Common Beans" at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in Washington DC, August 4 - 6 

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  • Nov 23 2012

    Largest Group of Researchers working on one Phaseolus research project?

    Host: K. Peter Pauls

    Are we the largest group of resarchers working on a single bean project ?

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  • Nov 6 2012

    Ninth Canadian Research Pulse Workshop, November 2012

    Ninth Canadian Pulse Research Workshop
    Tuesday November 2 - Friday Nov 9, 2012
    Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada




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  • Jun 12 2012

    Second Year Wrap Up Meeting

    Host: Lori Wright

    Second Year Wrap Up Meeting

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  • Apr 18 2012

    Ontario Pulse Crop Committee Meeting

    Hosts: Thomas SmithFrédéric Marsolais

    Our research group was extremely well presented at the recent Ontario Pulse Crop Committee workshop in Hensall Ontario this February.

    OPCC presentation by Tom Smith  UofG AAFC Bean Breeding Program University of Guelph Report
    OPCC presentation by Frederic Marsolais Protein chemistry of dry bean
    OPCC presentation by Zou Xiaolu  Phaseolus Genomics for Improved Bio-Product Development THEME 2. Genomics of Resistance to Xanthamonas axanopodis pv. Phaseoli in Common Bean

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  • Oct 30 2011

    Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC) Puerto Rico November 2011

    Host: K. Peter Pauls

    A number of our group attended the Bean Improvement Cooperative Bienniel Meeting in Puerto Rico at the end of October.  Please click on "read more" for access to documents on some of our latest research results presented at the conference and a link to BIC.

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