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Vail, Sally, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Oilseed Breeding

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Room SSW 317
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9356
Fax: 306-385-9482

Areas of Expertise:

  • Brassica napus canola
  • Oilseed breeding and genetic resources
  • Marker assisted selection
  • Biotic and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Oil and meal quality improvement

Current Projects:

  • Increasing canola (Brassica napus) diversity through new genepools and germplasm enhancement
  • Development of elite canola lines improved in meal and oil quality
  • Creation and evaluation of mapping populations to dissect complex traits in Brassica napus


  • Crop Science Society of America

Research publications







Other science related publications


  • Chu, M.G., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Gossen, B.D., Parkin, I.A.P., Zhou, R., Vail, S.L., and Peng, G. (2015). "Using a genome-wide SNP array to facilitate the introgression of clubroot resistance from diploid Brassica rapa into amphidiploid B. napus canola.", 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015.
  • Zhang, Y., Chu, M.G., Falk, K.C., Vail, S.L., Gossen, B.D., Parkin, I.A.P., Strelkov, S.E., Hwang, S.F., Peng, G., and Yu, F.Q. (2015). "Introgression of clubroot resistance gene Rcr1 from Brassica rapa into B. napus.", International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, Canada, July 2015.
  • Zhang, Y., Peng, G., Gossen, B.D., Vail, S.L., Strelkov, S.E., Hwang, S.F., and Yu, F.Q. (2015). "Developing near-isogenic Brassica napus lines for resistance to clubroot through introgression of resistance genes from B. rapa.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 37, pp. 251-252. (Abstract)


  • Buchwaldt, L., Hegedus, D.D., Parkin, I.A.P., Vail, S.L., Fu, F., Garg, H., Gyawali, S., and Puri, K.D. (2014). "Dissecting quantitative resistance to sclerotinia in Brassica napus.", Applying Genomics to Canola Improvement Workshop, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 4, 2014, Invited oral presentation. (Abstract)


  • Vail, S.L., Olson, T.V., Gugel, R.K., and Rakow, G.F.W. (2011). "Genetic survey of a Canadian collection of Brassica napus breeding lines and germplasm.", 13th International Rapeseed Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 5-9, 2011, #P047, pp. 221. (Abstract)
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