Bizimungu, Benoit, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

850 Lincoln Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 4Z7
Telephone: 506-460-4472
Fax: 506-460-4377
Email: benoit.bizimungu@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • genetic variation
  • in vitro culture
  • cultivar development
  • selection
  • breeding systems
  • plant breeding / reproduction
  • potato
  • selection assisted by DNA markers

Current Projects:

  • Development and release to industry of new potato selections for processing and fresh markets, with improved resistances to diseases and pests, and adapted to irrigated production systems.
  • Development and release to industry of new potato selections for processing and fresh markets, with improved resistances to diseases and pests, and adapted to rain-fed production systems.
  • Development of 'High Quality Oat' for western Canada
  • Marker-assisted selection of cold temperature stability
  • Western Potato consortium Project A - Variety Development

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2014

2013

2012

2011

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Bizimungu, B., Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Responses of new potato cultivars to phosphorus fertilization in New Brunswick, Canada.", 99th annual meeting of the potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, USA, July 19-23, 2015.
  • Neilson, J., Laguë, M., Thompson, S., Aurousseau, F., Murphy, A.M., Bizimungu, B., Deveaux, V., Begue, Y., Jacobs, F.J., and Tai, H.H. (2015). "Uncovering the mechanism behind cold-sweetening in potato tubers using transcriptomics.", 13th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, November 6-8, 2015.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Jannet, R.B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Khiari, L., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Mills, A.A.S., and Ziadi, N. (2015). "Critical phosphorus concentrations and P saturation ratio levels under potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

2014

  • De Koeyer, D.L., Douglass, K., Lague, M., Bizimungu, B., Murphy, A.M., Bonierbale, M., and Mosquera, T. (2014). "Next-generation SNP genotyping platforms for characterizing potato germplasm.", in S. Dias, E. Dulloo, N. Maxted, S. Kell, E. Thörn, L. Smith, J. Preston, S. Hutchinson (eds.) - International Conference on ENHANCED GENEPOOL UTILIZATION - Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement, Cambridge University Press, UK, pp. 17.
  • Fuller, K.D., Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Optimum rates of phosphorus for potato production in soils of varying P status in Atlantic Canada… an AAFC Science & Technology Branch Project.", Scotia Horticultural Congress 2014, Kentville, NS, Canada, January 27-28, 2014.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Thompson, B., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Jiang, Y., Grimmett, M.G., Khiari, L., Rodd, A.V., and Anderson, S. (2014). "Potato response to phosphorus fertilization in Atlantic Canada and assessment of the degree of soil phosphorus saturation.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014, Oral presentation.

2013

  • Bizimungu, B., Kawchuk, L.M., Wahab, J., Waterer, D.R., Konschuh, M.N., and Lynch, D.R. (2013). "AAC Alta Strong potato variety- A new option for French fry processing and fresh market uses.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.
  • Donnelly, D.J., Nassar, A.M.K., Kubow, S., Leclerc, Y., Li, X.-Q., Haroon, M., Molen, T.A., Bizimungu, B., Bamberg, J., and Martin, M. (2013). "History of ‘Russet Burbank’.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.
  • Li, X.-Q., Haroon, M., Luo, S., Bizimungu, B., Xiong, X., Zebarth, B.J., and Tai, H.H. (2013). "In vitro and field testing of drought tolerance of potato clones.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.
  • Nyiraneza, J., Fuller, K.D., Bizimungu, B., Bishop, G.A., Grimmett, M.G., Rodd, A.V., Jiang, Y., Mills, A.A.S., Gregory, D., Enman, B., and others (2013). "Increasing phosphorus use efficiency in potato production in Atlantic Canada.", Open houses organized by AAFC, Crop and Livestock Research Centre, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)

2012

  • Bizimungu, B. (2012). "Searching for traits associated with drought tolerance in potato.", 20th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, The University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA, March 7-8, 2012, pp. 20.
  • Bizimungu, B., Hawkins, G., Murphy, A.M., and Mikitzel, L.J. (2012). "NIRS predictions of potato processing quality in breeding germplasm and cultivars.", 96th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, Denver, CO, USA, August 12-16, 2012, Oral presentation.
  • Bizimungu, B., Wahab, J., and Larson, G.L. (2012). "Performance of a low glycemic index potato selection (AR2012-04) under small potato production management.", 2012 Annual Meeting of Potato Growers of Alberta, Red Deer, AB, Canada, November 13-15, 2012 (Poster). (Poster)
  • Qi, W., Yang, X., Leonard, S., Archbold, T., Sullivan, A., Bizimungu, B., Murphy, A.M., Ma, D.Y., Duncan, A.M., and Htoo, J.K. (2012). "Responses of dietary ileal amino acid digestibility to consumption of different varieties of potatoes and conventional fibres in pigs fed a high-fat basal diet.", 12th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Keystone, CO, USA, May 30-June 1, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Bizimungu, B. (2011). "Can Drought Tolerant Potato Clones be Selected on Irrigated Land?", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.
  • Bizimungu, B. and Kereliuk, G. (2011). "New Tool for Quality Evaluation in Potato Breeding: Potential Application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy.", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.

2010

  • Kawchuk, L.M., Hill, B.D., Kalischuk, L.D., Waterer, D.R., Howard, R.J., and Bizimungu, B. (2010). "An environmental model predicting bacterial ring rot symptom expression.", 94th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, August 15-19, 2010, 085, pp. 98.

2009

  • Li, X.-Q., Yuan, J.Z., Haroon, M., Lightfoot, D.A., Meksem, K., Pelletier, Y., Murphy, A.M., Liu, Q., and Bizimungu, B. (2009). "High-resolution DNA melting analysis of allelic expression.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, W26, Workshop #216.
  • Yuan, J.Z., Haroon, M., Lightfoot, D.A., Meksem, K., Pelletier, Y., Murphy, A.M., Liu, Q., Bizimungu, B., and Li, X.-Q. (2009). "Analysis of allelic expression dynamics using a high-resolution DNA melting approach.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, P07b, Poster #700. (Poster)
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