Cober, Elroy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Soybean Breeding and Genetics


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1610
Fax: 613-715-5399
Email: elroy.cober@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • variety development
  • natto
  • tofu food soybeans
  • food and seed quality traits
  • adaptation to eastern canada
  • ultra early maturity soybean
  • short-season cultivars
  • time to flowering and maturity
  • breeding and genetics of soybean
  • genetics of photoperiod sensitivity

Research Publications:

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

2016

  • Saeed, H., Gagnon, C., Cober, E.R., and Gleddie, S.C. (2016). "Data on the epitope mapping of soybean A2 and A3 glycinin.", Data In Brief, 8, pp. 123-131. doi : 10.1016/j.dib.2016.05.027
  • Saeed, H., Gagnon, C., Cober, E.R., and Gleddie, S.C. (2016). "Using patient serum to epitope map soybean glycinins reveals common epitopes shared with many legumes and tree nuts.", Molecular Immunology, 70, pp. 125-133. doi : 10.1016/j.molimm.2015.12.008
  • Samanfar B, Molnar SJ, Charette M, Schoenrock A, Dehne F, Golshani A, Belzile F, Cober ER. Mapping and identification of a potential candidate gene for a novel maturity locus, E10, in soybean. Theor Appl Genet. 2016 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27832313.
  • Tinker, N.A. and Cober, E.R. (2016). "Plant Breeding.", in Stewart, J.C.N. (ed.) - Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications, 2nd edition, Wiley - Blackwell.

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Samanfar B, Cober E, Charette M, Schoenrock A, Dehne F, Golshani A, Molnar S: A functional genomics approach (PIPE, Protein-protein Interaction Prediction Engine) to identify new early maturity alleles in soybean for Western Canada. Botany 2016, Savannah, USA
  • Samanfar B, Schoenrock A, Dehne F, Golshani A, Cober E, Charette M, Molnar S: PIPE (Protein-protein Interaction Prediction Engine): A computational approach for comprehensive soybean functional genomics. Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference (GLBIO/CCBC) 2016 (GLBIO/CCBC 2016 Toronto 2016/05/16 - 2016/05/19), Toronto, Canada.

2015

  • Cober, E.R., Molnar, S.J., and Charette, M. (2015). "Genetic control of high seed protein in short season soybean.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Marchand, G., Giorgetti, C., Yan, M., Cober, E.R., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Pathogenicity of Pythium species to soybean and resistance in a Canadian short-season cultivar set.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 459. (Abstract)
  • Samanfar B, Charette M, Cober E, Molnar S: Early flowering soybean: the art of mixing plant breeding, molecular biology and bioinformatics. Botany 2015 (Botany 2015 Shaw Convention Center Edmonton, Alberta 2015/07/25 - 2015/07/29), Edmonton, Canada
  • Samanfar, B., Charette, M., Cober, E.R., and Molnar, S.J. (2015). "Early flowering soybean: the art of mixing plant breeding, molecular biology and bioinformatics.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Silim, S.N., Morrison, M.J., and Cober, E.R. (2015). "Changes in photosynthetic components in short-season Canadian soybean cultivars from seven decades of genetic improvement.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Xue, A.G., Chen, Y.H., Marchand, G., Zhang, S.Z., Cober, E.R., and Tenuta, A.U. (2015). "Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario during 2010 – 2012.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, pp. 314. (Abstract)
  • Xue, A.G., Marchand, G., Chen, Y.H., Zhang, S.Z., Cober, E.R., and Tenuta, A.U. (2015). "Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario, Canada, 2010 – 2012.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 459. (Abstract)

2014

  • Xue, A.G., Chen, Y., Marchand, G., Zhang, S.Z., Cober, E.R., and Tenuta, A.U. (2014). "The occurrence and frequency of races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario during 2010–2012.", 11th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology, Cracow, Poland, September 8-13, 2014, pp. 174.
  • Xue, A.G., Chen, Y., Marchand, G., Zhang, S.Z., Meng, Y., Cober, E.R., and Tenuta, A.U. (2014). "Races of Phytophthora sojae causing root rot of soybean in Ontario.", American Phytopathological Society (APS) and Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) Joint Meeting 2014, Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 9-13, 2014.

2012

  • Morrison, M.J., Cober, E.R., and Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2012). "There Are Genotypic Differences for Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Concentration in Short-Season Soybean.", 2012 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, USA, October 21-24, 2012, Abstract 376-5. (Presentation)
  • Morrison, M.J., McAndrew, D., and Cober, E.R. (2012). "Climate and photoperiod influence soybean cultivar adaptation in Manitoba and Ontario.", Plant Canada 2012 (joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), Certified Crop Advisors (CCA), North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)): Adapting Crops to Change, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 16-19, 2012, D1.1. (Presentation)

2011

  • Cober, E.R. (2011). "Expanding soybean production in Canada - The challenge for the future.", Canadian Soybean Council, Guelph, ON, Canada, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Cober, E.R. (2011). "Soybean Production and Research in Canada.", Market and Industry Services Branch, AAFC, Ottawa, ON, Canada, September 2011. (Presentation)
  • Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Morrison, M.J., and Cober, E.R. (2011). "Genotype and environment influence GABA concentration in short-season soybean.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.

2009

  • Zhang, S.Z., Xue, A.G., Zhang, J.X., Cober, E.R., Anderson, T.R., Poysa, V., and Rajcan, I. (2009). "Reactions of Canadian short-season soybean cultivars to three races of Phytophthora sojae.", VIII World Soybean Research Conference, Beijing, China, August 10-15, 2009, pp. 106.
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