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Fu, Yong-Bi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Crop Genetic Diversity

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9298
Fax: 306-385-9489
Email: yong-bi.fu@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant population and conservation genetics
  • Crop genetic diversity and domestication
  • Molecular characterization and conservation of plant germplasm
  • In situ conservation and utilization of native plants
  • Molecular markers and DNA sequence analysis

Current Projects:

  • Molecular characterization of oat and barley germplasm collections
  • Molecular inference of flax domestication and molecular analysis of wild oat species
  • Molecular investigation of genetic erosion in Canadian crop gene pools, focusing on wheat and barley
  • Molecular diversity analysis of native and endangered plant species, focusing on plains rough fescue and blue grama

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Plant Sciences
  • Editorial board member, Diversity
  • Associate Editor, Communications in Biometry and Crop Science

Research publications

2019

  • Fu YB. 2019. A molecular view of flax gene pool. In: Cullis C (ed) – Genetics and Genomics of Linum. Springer Science+Business Media New York, Chapter 2, pp. 17-37.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2018

  • Fu YB (2017) Genomic characterization of PGRC germplasm collections: An update
  • Fu YB (2018) Updating the evolutionary paradigm of hexaploid oat. Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, January 12 to 17, 2018
  • Fu YB, Yang M-H, Zeng F, Biligetu B. Searching for an accurate marker-based prediction of an individual quantitative trait in molecular plant breeding. Invited by Dr. Rajeev K Varshney, ICRISAT, India, for Genomics-Assisted Breeding Workshop at Plant and Animal Genome Conference at San Diego, CA, January 13-18, 2018

2017

  • Fu YB and Tinker NA (2017) An update on PGRC oat germplasm research. Oral presentation by Nick Tinker at AAFC / USDA Oat Forum, Cornell, Ithaca, New York, November 13-14, 2017
  • Fu YB (2017) Evidence for congruent three-genome phylogenetic signals for four botanical sections of the flax genus Linum. . Invited by Dr. Sylvie Cloutier, AAFC, for Flax Genomics Workshop at Plant and Animal Genome Conference at San Diego, January 13-18, 2017
  • Fu YB (2017) Evidence for congruent three-genome phylogenetic signals for four botanical sections of the flax genus Linum. . Invited by Dr. Sylvie Cloutier, AAFC, for Flax Genomics Workshop at Plant and Animal Genome Conference at San Diego, January 13-18, 2017
  • Fu YB (2017) Evidence for congruent three-genome phylogenetic signals for four botanical sections of the flax genus Linum. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution, Austin, Texas, USA, July 2nd – 6th, 2017
  • Fu YB (2017) Searching for a roadmap for conserving plant genetic resources. Invited by Dr. Luis Fernando Flores Lui, President of the Organizing Committee, XI International Symposium on Genetic Resources for the Americas and the Caribeean. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, October 15-18, 2017
  • Fu YB (2017) Towards a better monitoring of seed ageing under ex situ seed conservation. EUCARPIA Genetic Resources 2017, Montpellier, France, May 8-11, 2017

2016

  • Fu YB (2016) A new lab guide for genotyping-by-sequencing for plant genetic diversity analysis. The oral presentation at Plant and Animal Genome XXIV 2016 San Diego 2016/01/08 - 2016/01/13
  • Fu YB (2016) A new lab guide on genotyping-by-sequencing for plant genetic diversity. The oral presentation at EUCARPIA Zurich 2016/08/28 - 2016/09/01
  • Fu YB (2016) Genotyping-by-Sequencingfor Genetic Diversity Analysis. The oral presentation at Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution - 2016 Annual Meeting St. John 2016/07/07 - 2016/07/11
  • Fu YB (2016) Molecular Characterization of Plant Germplasm in Plant Gene Resources of Canada
  • Fu YB, Cloutier S, Tinker N (2016) Molecular characterization of plant germplasm in Plant Gene Resources of Canada: some lessons learnt for DivSeek. DivSeek Workshop. Saskatoon, Sk, 18 June 2016
  • Kessler D, Fu YB (2016) Research updates on Plant Gene Resources of Canada. Joint National Plant Germplasm System Meeting Fort Collins 2016/06/14 - 2016/06/16
  • You FM, Li P, Ragupathy R, Kumar S, Zhu T, Luo M-C, Duguid SD, Rashid K, Booker H, Deyholos M, Fu Y-B, Sharpe A, Cloutier S (2016) The draft flax genome pseudomolecules. 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Fargo, North Dakota, March 31-April 1, 2016.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Biligetu, B., Schellenberg, M.P., and Fu, Y.B. (2012). "AFLP variation in native populations of side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.) and its corresponding selected and multiple-site composite populations", 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. (Poster)

2009

  • Fu, Y.B. (2009). "Was flax first domesticated for oil or fibre?.", 74th Symposium on Evolution - the Molecular Landscape, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Canada, May 27-June 2, 2009. (Poster)
  • Zhou, R., Tsang, E., Fu, Y.B., and Gruber, M.Y. (2009). "Rapid determination of S-Adenosylmethionine and S-Adenosylhomocysteine in plant tissues by UPLC-Tandem Mass Spectrometry.", 5th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB, Canada, August 30-September 2, 2009. (Poster)
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