Kumar, Santosh, Ph.D

Research Scientist, Wheat Breeding


Contact Information:

2701 Grand Valley Road, Brandon Research Center
P.O. Box 1000A, R.R. #3
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5Y3
Telephone: 204-578-6693
Fax: 204-578-6524
Email: santosh.kumar@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Genomics
  • Plant Breeding

Current Projects:

  • Marker assisted Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) Wheat Breeding
  • Molecular physiology of pre-harvest sprouting
  • Germplasm development for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance
  • Transcriptome analysis of emmer wheat flowering time
  • Pathogenesis mechanisms of leaf rust in wheat

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • American Society of Plant Biologists

Research Publications:

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

2016

  • Fox, S.L., Kumar, S., Thomas, J.B., Humphreys, D.G., Mitchell Fetch, J., Green, D., Wise, I., Smith, M., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., McCallum, B., and Menzies, J. 2016. AAC Cameron western red spring wheat. Can. J. Plant Sci. 96: 1065–1072. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0011
  • Kumars, S. (Ed) (2016). Crop Breeding: Bioinformatics and Preparing for Climate Change. Apple Academic Press Inc. New Jersey. (Book)

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat - AAC Jatharia / BW483, BD110B-POR-215-C-8-1-PNB-13-N.
  • Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat - AAC Tradition / BW487, BC07B-ORG-NZ-12-UUU-01-N.
  • Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat AAC Cameron / G0439-3-NPNB-15-N, BW485.
  • McCartney CA, Kassa MT, Pozniak CJ, You FM, Cloutier S, Wise IL, Smith MAH, Sharpe AG, Fobert PR, Kumar S, Burt A, Ordon F, Uauy C, Costamagna AC (2016) Wheat midge resistance: breeding and genetics. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, S10
  • You, F.M., Li, P., Ragupathy, R., Kumar, S., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., Duguid, S.D., Rashid, K.Y., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2016). "The Draft Flax Genome Pseudomolecules.", 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Holiday Inn, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, March 31-April 1, 2016, pp. 17-24.

2015

  • Kaur, J., Kumar, S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Burt, A.J., and Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2015). "Prevalence of Sr2 in Canadian wheat varieties using molecular markers.", Botany 2015 Joint Conference: Science and plants for people, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • You F, Li P, Kumar S, Ragupathy R, Banik M, Duguid S, Booker H, Deyholos M, Fu Y-B, Sharpe AG, Cloutier S (2015) The refined flax genome, its evolution and application. Proc 23rd Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA, 10-15 Jan, P1039
  • You, F.M., Li, P., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Banik, M., Duguid, S.D., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "The refined flax genome, its evolution and application.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, P1039. (Poster)

2013

  • Kumar, S. and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Total Utilization Flax GENomics (TUFGEN): Major Thrust-Genomics.", Manitoba Flax Growers Association AGM, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, January 14, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Kumar, S., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "The 10K+ SNP maps of flax.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • You, F.M., Kumar, S., Banik, M., Ragupathy, R., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Ordering the draft genome sequence of flax (Linum usitatissimum).", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • You, F.M., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Organization and evolution of the flax genome.", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013, Poster no. F6, page no. 89 of the abstract book. (Poster)

2012

  • Kumar, S., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "High density genetic maps for flax.", Genomics: The Power and the Promise, the Gairdner Foundation and Genome Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 27-28, 2012.

2010

  • Kumar, S., Jiang, S., Jami, S.K., and Hill, R.D. (2010). "FCA affects ABA responsive genes in barley caryopses.", American Society of Plant Biology Meeting 2010, Montreal, Canada, July 30-August 4, 2010. (Poster)
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