Yu, Kangfu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist-Molecular Geneticist


Contact Information:

2585 County Road 20
Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
Telephone: 519-738-1207
Fax: 519-738-2929
Email: kangfu.yu@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • soybean and dry bean molecular biology and genomics
  • structural and functional genomics of soybean and dry bean
  • development of molecular markers and marker-assisted breeding
  • plant-microbe interactions

Current Projects:

  • Enhancing the Soy Innovation Chain for food quality and safety
  • Enhancing the Food Legume (pulse) Innovation Chain
  • Marker-assisted development of dry bean cultivars with resistance to bean common bacterial blight, anthracnose and bean common mosaic virus for reduced use of pesticides
  • Development of molecular markers and marker-assisted selection of dry bean for disease resistance 2007-2008

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Faculty of the University of Windsor
  • Associate Faculty of the University of Guelph
  • Member of International Society for Plant Molecular Biology

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Liu, S., Yu, K., and Park, S.J. (2009). "Marker-assisted breeding for resistance to common bacterial blight in common bean.", in Huttunen, N. and Sinisalo, T. (eds.) - Agronomy Research and Developments. Series: Plant Breeding, Nova Science Publishers Inc, Chapter 6, pp. 211-226.
  • Park, S.J., Rupert, T., Yu, K., and Navabi, A. (2009). "Red rider common bean.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 89(5), pp. 925-927. doi : 10.4141/CJPS09016
  • Reid, T.A., Navabi, A., Cahill, J.C., Salmon, D.F., Spaner, D.M., and Yu, K. (2009). "A genetic analysis of weed competitive ability in spring wheat.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 89(4), pp. 591-599. doi : 10.4141/CJPS08105
  • Reinprecht, Y., Luk-Labey, S.-Y., Larsen, R.J., Poysa, V., Yu, K., Rajcan, I., Ablett, G.R., and Pauls, K.P. (2009). "Molecular basis of the low linolenic acid trait in soybean EMS mutant line RG10.", Plant Breeding, 128(3), pp. 253-258. doi : 10.1111/j.1439-0523.2008.01571.x

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Hou, A. (2014). "Combining resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and bean common mosaic virus in dry bean.", 6th International Food Legume Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 7-11, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)
  • Yu, K., Wang, Y., Poysa, V., Shi, C., and Zhou, Y. (2014). "Cadmium concentration in soybean seed is affected by the wild type GmHMA3 gene.", 15th Biennial Conference Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 3-6, 2014. (Poster)
  • Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Merico, D., Munholland, S., Marsolais, F., Navabi, A., Crosby, W.L., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2014). "Genome-wide SNP and InDel discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-17, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

2012

  • Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Hou, A. (2012). "Pyramiding resistance to common bacterial blight, anthracnose and bean common mosaic virus in dry bean.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012, Poster.
  • Boersma, J.G., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Yu, K., and Hou, A. (2012). "Molecular marker-assisted dissection of anthracnose resistance in the common dry bean cultivar, ‘morden003’.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012, Poster.
  • Navabi, A., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., Tsao, R., Woodrow, L., and Poysa, V. (2012). "A Multi- Disciplinary Approach Towards Developing Bean Varieties for Sustainable Dry Bean Production in Ontario. Research Update.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2012, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 5-6, 2012.
  • Navabi, A., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., Tsao, R., Woodrow, L., and Poysa, V. (2012). "A Multi- Disciplinary Approach Towards Developing Bean Varieties for Sustainable Dry Bean Production in Ontario.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011.
  • Perry, G.E., Crosby, W.L., Yu, K., Navabi, A., Zou, X., Power, K.A., Marsolais, F., Xie, W., Weersink, A., Tsao, R., Cooper, D., and Pauls, K.P. (2012). "Sequencing the bean genome: Using comparative genomics to examine interspecific introgressions.", Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Meeting (CSPB 2012), University of Alberta Campus, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 25-27, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Xie, W., McClymont, S., Stonehouse, R.G., Khanal, R., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., Bett, K.E., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Characterization of Quantitative Trait Loci in the Interactions between Common Bean and Isolates of Common Bacterial Blight Pathogens.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Xie, W., McClymont, S., Stonehouse, R.G., Khanal, R., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Differential expression of resistance QTL in the interactions between common bean and isolates of common bacterial blight pathogens.", 15th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI), Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan, July 29-August 2, 2012.
  • Zhang, B.L., Yu, K., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Breeder-friendly Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers for common bean (Phaseolous culgaris L).", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Poster)
  • Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2012). "Genome Wide SNP discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Jegadeesan, S., Yu, K., Woodrow, L., Wang, Y., Shi, C., and Poysa, V. (2011). "Gene specific molecular Markers for 11 S glycinin storage proteins of soybean.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011.
  • Perry, G.E., Crosby, W., Yu, K., Shi, C., Powers, K., Marsolais, F., Xie, W., Weersink, A., Tsao, R., Siddiqua, M., Cooper, D.M., and Pauls, K.P. (2011). "The applied bean genomics and bioproducts project: sequencing the bean genome.", Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative and North American Pulse Improvement Association (BIC/NAPIA 2011), Verdanza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 30-November 2, 2011.
  • Shi, C., Yu, K., Perry, G.E., Navabi, A., Pauls, K.P., Miklas, P.N., and Fourie, D. (2011). "Candidate gene markers associated with common bacterial blight resistance in common bean.", Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative and North American Pulse Improvement Association (BIC/NAPIA 2011), Verdanza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 30-November 2, 2011.
  • Shi, C., Yu, K., and Navabi, A. (2011). "Association mapping of common bacterial blight resistance QTL in Ontario bean breeding populations.", Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC), 54, pp. 84-85.
  • Wang, Y., Yu, K., Poysa, V., Shi, C., and Zhou, Y. (2011). "The GmHMA3 gene determines Cadmium (Cd) accumulation in soybean seeds.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011.
  • Xie, W., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., and Navabi, A. (2011). "Marker assisted breeding for improving resistance to common bacterial blight in common bean.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • Yu, K., Navabi, A., Hou, A., and Balasubramanian, P.M. (2011). "An update on the molecular development and marker-assisted selection in AAFC bean breeding programs.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011.
  • Yu, K., Shi, C., Navabi, A., Pauls, K.P., Miklas, P.N., and Fourie, D. (2011). "Overview of genomics assisted breeding for common bean improvement at GPCRC, AAFC.", Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative and North American Pulse Improvement Association (BIC/NAPIA 2011), Verdanza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 30-November 2, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Yu, K., Zhang, B.L., Shi, C., and Navabi, A. (2011). "Development of Temperature Switch-PCR (TS-PCR) markers for SNP Genotyping in Common Bean.", Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC), 54, pp. 82-83.

2010

  • Hou, A., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Yu, K., and Navabi, A. (2010). Marker-assisted pyramiding of resistance to common bacterial blight and anthracnose in navy bean, in 2010 BIC Annual Report., Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC). (Report)
  • Shi, C., Navabi, A., and Yu, K. (2010). "Association mapping of common bacterial blight resistance QTL in Ontario bean breeding populations.", 8th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 3-5, 2010.
  • Yu, K. (2010). "Mapping the major gene controlling cadimum accumulation in soybean seed.", Ontario Oil and Protein Seed Crop Committee and Ontario Soybean Growers research meeting, Canada, 2010. (Presentation)

2009

  • Durham, K.M., Lee, E.A., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., and Navabi, A. (2009). "Identification of candidate genes associated with CBB resistance in common bean using cDNA-AFLP.", XXth Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative, Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Collins, CO, USA, October 25-28, 2009, P-11. (Poster)
  • Durham, K.M., Lee, E.A., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., and Navabi, A. (2009). "Phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of common bacterial blight resistance in a resistant inter-cross population of phaseolus vulgaris l.", XXth Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative, Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Collins, CO, USA, October 25-28, 2009, O-25. (Presentation)
  • Hou, A., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Yu, K., and Navabi, A. (2009). "Marker-Assisted Pyramiding of Resistance to Common Bacterial Blight and Anthracnose in Navy Bean.", XXth Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative, Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Collins, CO, USA, October 25-28, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Jegadeesan, S., Yu, K., Woodrow, L., Shi, M.C., and Poysa, V. (2009). "Molecular characterization of the soybean glycinin genes underlying the absence of the G1, G2, and G3 11S protein subunits.", VIII World Soybean Research Conference, Beijing, China, August 10-15, 2009. (Poster)
  • Shi, C., Chaudhary, S., Yu, K., Park, S.J., McClean, P.E., and Navabi, A. (2009). "Identification of candidate genes associated with CBB resistance in common bean using cDNA-AFLP.", Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC), 52, pp. 4-5.
  • Shi, M.C., Chaudhary, S., Yu, K., Park, S.J., Navabi, A., and McClean, P.E. (2009). "Identification of candidate genes associated with CBB resistance in common bean using cDNA-AFLP.", 9th International Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) Congress: Leading Biology through Plant Science, St. Louis, MO, USA, October 25-30, 2009.
  • Yu, K., Poysa, V., Liu, S., Woodrow, L., Cregan, P., and Mansur, L. (2009). "Mapping QTLs underlying isoflavone content of the soybean seeds (Glycine max L.).", VIII World Soybean Research Conference, Beijing, China, August 10-15, 2009.
  • Yu, K., Poysa, V., Liu, S., Woodrow, L., Cregan, P., and Mansur, L. (2009). "Mapping QTLs underlying sugar content of the soybean seeds (Glycine max L.).", VIII World Soybean Research Conference, Beijing, China, August 10-15, 2009. (Poster)
  • Yu, K., Shi, M.C., Liu, S., Chaudhary, S., Park, S.J., Navabi, A., Pauls, K.P., McClean, P.E., Miklas, P.N., and Fourie, D. (2009). "Cloning the major CBB resistance QTL of common bean through map-based cloning and gene profiling approaches- current status and future prospects.", XXth Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative, Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Collins, CO, USA, October 25-28, 2009, O-20. (Presentation)
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