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Yu, Fengqun, Ph.D.

Biology Study Leader

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9375
Email: fengqun.yu@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant genetics and pathology

Current Projects:

  • Genetic mapping of clubroot and blackleg resistance genes through mapping by sequencing
  • Molecular cloning and characterization of clubroot resistance genes
  • Identification and development of new resistance sources for control of clubroot and blackleg diseases in canola
  • Developing canola germplasm for resistance to clubroot and blackleg
  • Developing molecular tools for monitoring changes in race structure of Leptosphaeria maculans

Research publications

2017

2016

2014

2013

2012

2010

Other science related publications

2016

  • Lahlali, R., Song, T., Chu, M., Yu, F., McGregor, L., Gossen, B., Kumar, S., Karunakaran, C., and Peng, G. 2016. Investigation on the role of molecular composition and lignification of canola plant cell wall in resistance mechanisms associated with CR gene Rcr1. Phytopathology 106 (S4): 145.
  • Yu, F., Zhang, X., Huang, Z., Song, T., Chu, M., Falk, K.C., Gossen, B.D., Deora, A., McDonald, M.R., and Peng, G. 2016. SNP markers for clubroot resistance gene CR01 based on RNA sequencing. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 38: 133.

2015

  • 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.
  • Huang, Z., Chu, M.G., Falk, K.C., Gossen, B.D., Parkin, I.A.P., Peng, G., and Yu, F.Q. (2015). "Resynthesizing Brassica amphidiploids for resistance to clubroot.", International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, Canada, July 2015.
  • Yu, F.Q., Zhang, X.D., Huang, Z., Song, T., Chu, M.G., Falk, K.C., Gossen, B.D., Deora, A.D., McDonald, M.R., and Peng, G. (2015). "SNP markers for clubroot resistance gene CR01 based on RNA sequencing.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 37. (Abstract)
  • 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)

2014

  • Yu, F.Q. and Peng, G. (2014). "Genetic mapping of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica diploid species and development of Brassica amphidiploids for resistance to clubroot.", Clubroot Planning Meeting 2014, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, December, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Yu, F.Q., Huang, Z., Zhang, Y., Song, T., Kutcher, H.R., and Peng, G. (2014). "Global transcriptome profile of Arabidopsis thaliana nonhost resistance to Leptosphaeria maculas.", 11th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology, Cracow, Poland, September 8-13, 2014.
  • Yu, F.Q., Peng, G., Falk, K.C., Chu, M.G., Huang, Z., Song, T., Liu, X., Zhang, X., and Chang, A. (2014). "Identification and genetic mapping of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species for introgression of resistance into canola.", 19th Crucifer Genetics Workshop and Brassica, Wuhan, China, March 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Yu, F.Q., Peng, G., and Falk, K.C. (2014). "Gene specific SNP markers with Rcr1 were distributed to Crop Production Services CANADA Inc. and AAFC canola breeder in 2014." (Technology transfer)
  • Yu, F.Q., Zhang, X., Huang, Z., Song, T., Chu, M.G., Falk, K.C., Gossen, B.D., Deora, A.D., McDonald, M.R., and Peng, G. (2014). "SNP markers for clubroot resistance gene Rcr1 based on RNA sequencing.", 35th Annual PPSA Meeting, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, October, 2014.
  • Zhang, X., Huang, Z., Song, T., Chu, M.G., Falk, K.C., Gossen, B.D., Deora, A.D., McDonald, M.R., Peng, G., and Yu, F.Q. (2014). "Discovery of SNP markers tightly linked to clubroot resistance gene Rpb1 through RNA-seq.", 11th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology, Cracow, Poland, September 8-13, 2014, Clubroot workshop.
  • Zhang, Y., Peng, G., Gossen, B.D., Vaila, S., Strelkov, S.E., Hwang, S.F., and Yu, F.Q. (2014). "Developing near-isogenic Brassica napus lines for resistance to clubroot through introgression of resistance genes from B. rapa.", CPS-Saskatchewa, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, December, 2014.

2013

  • Peng, G., Lahlali, R.L., Pageau, D., Hwang, S.F., Hynes, R.K., Anderson, K., McDonald, M.R., Gossen, B.D., Strelkov, S.E., Turkington, T.K., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Boyetchko, S.M., McGregor, L., Hupka, D., and Geissler, H.J. (2013). "Assessment of crop rotation, resistance and Bacillus subtilis for management of clubroot on canola.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 35, pp. 112. (Abstract)
  • Peng, G., Pageau, D., Strelkov, S.E., Lahlali, R.L., Gossen, B.D., Anderson, K., Hwang, S.F., McDonald, M.R., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Turkington, T.K., Hynes, R.K., Boyetchko, S.M., and McGregor, L. (2013). "Management of clubroot disease on canola with crop rotation combined with host resistance or biofungicide seed dressing.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 35, pp. 519. (Abstract)
  • Peng, G., Yu, F.Q., and Gossen, B.D. (2013). "Clubroot on canola -Disease development & Management.", Seminar at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, April 1, 2013. (Presentation)

2012

  • Buchwaldt, L., Lydiate, D.J., Yu, F.Q., Fu, F., Hegedus, D.D., Gyawali, S., Garg, H., and Rimmer, S.R. (2012). "Advances in sclerotinia resistance research.", Canola Industry Meeting, Garden Inn Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 5, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Chu, M.G., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Liu, X., Zhang, X., Chang, A., and Peng, G. (2012). "Identification and mapping of a novel clubroot-resistance gene Rpb1 in Brassica rapa.", Joint Meeting of CPS Saskatchewan Group and Plant Pathological Society of Alberta, Canada, November, 2012. (Poster)
  • Cross, D.J., Liban, S.H., Peng, G., Fernando, W.G.D., Kutcher, H.R., Yu, F.Q., Kirkham, C., Dokken-Bouchard, F.L., McLaren, D.L., and Kubinec, A.M. (2012). "The race structure of Leptosphaeria maculans in commercial canola fields based on 2010 disease surveys in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.", 4th Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference: Mapping and cloning of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species, Lloydminster, SK, Canada, November 5-7, 2012. (Poster)
  • Cross, D.J., Peng, G., Liban, S.H., Fernando, W.G.D., Kirkham, C., Yu, F.Q., Kutcher, H.R., Dokken-Bouchard, F.L., McLaren, D.L., Lange, R.M., Jurke, C., and Kubinec, A.M. (2012). "The Race Structure of Leptosphearia maculans in Commercial Canola Fields Based on 2010 Disease Surveys on the Prairies.", Joint Meeting of CPS Saskatchewan Group and Plant Pathological Society of Alberta, Canada, November, 2012. (Poster)
  • Lahlali, R.L., Peng, G., McGregor, L., Yu, F.Q., Zhang, W., Parkin, I.A.P., McDonald, M.R., and Gossen, B.D. (2012). "Transcriptomic analysis of canola responses to endophytic fungus Heteroconium chaetospira B1HB2, a biocontrol agent against clubroot.", Joint Meeting of CPS Saskatchewan Group and Plant Pathological Society of Alberta, Canada, November, 2012. (Poster)
  • Peng, G., Fernando, W.G.D., Kutcher, H.R., Cross, D.J., Liban, S.H., Yu, F.Q., Kirkham, C., Dokken-Bouchard, F.L., McLaren, D.L., and Kubinec, A.M. (2012). "Recent occurrence of blackleg on canola and the profile of Leptosphaeria maculans races on the Canadian prairies.", 4th Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference: Mapping and cloning of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species, Lloydminster, SK, Canada, November 5-7, 2012.
  • Peng, G., Lahlali, R.L., Pageau, D., Hwang, S.F., Hynes, R.K., Anderson, K., McDonald, M.R., Gossen, B.D., Strelkov, S.E., Turkington, T.K., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Boyetchko, S.M., McGregor, L., Hupka, D., and Geissler, H.J. (2012). "Assessment of crop rotation, resistance and Bacillus subtilis for management of clubroot on canola.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Published in: Can. J. Plant Pathol. (2013) 35(1), pp. 112.
  • Peng, G., Lahlali, R.L., Pageau, D., Hwang, S.F., Hynes, R.K., Anderson, K., McDonald, M.R., Gossen, B.D., Strelkov, S.E., Turkington, T.K., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Boyetchko, S.M., McGregor, L., Hupka, D., and Geissler, H.J. (2012). "Crop rotation, cultivar resistance, and biofungicide seed dressing for clubroot control on canola.", 6th International Symposium on Brassica and 18th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 12-16, 2012.
  • Peng, G., Lahlali, R.L., Pageau, D., Hwang, S.F., Hynes, R.K., Anderson, K., McDonald, M.R., Gossen, B.D., Strelkov, S.E., Turkington, T.K., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Boyetchko, S.M., and McGregor, L. (2012). "Control of clubroot on canola with crop rotation in combination with biofungicide seed dressing and varietal resistance.", Joint Meeting of CPS Saskatchewan Group and Plant Pathological Society of Alberta, Canada, November, 2012, (Presentation).
  • Peng, G., Lahlali, R.L., Pageau, D., McDonald, M.R., Gossen, B.D., Strelkov, S.E., Turkington, T.K., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., Boyetchko, S.M., McGregor, L., Hupka, D., and Geissler, H.J. (2012). "Assessment of crop rotation and host resistance in combination with Bacillus subtilis for management of clubroot on canola.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Published in: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 35(1), pp.122.
  • Yu, F.Q., Chu, M.G., Falk, K.C., and Peng, G. (2012). "Identification and mapping of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Published in: Can. J. Plant Pathol. (2013), 35(1), pp. 116.
  • Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., and Peng, G. (2012). "Genetic Control of Clubroot Disease at AAFC, Saskatoon.", Clubroot Summit 2012, Edmonton, AB, Canada, March 6, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Yu, F.Q., Peng, G., Falk, K.C., Chu, M.G., Liu, X., Zhang, X., and Chang, A. (2012). "Mapping and cloning of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species.", Joint Meeting of CPS Saskatchewan Group and Plant Pathological Society of Alberta, Canada, November, 2012, (Presentation).

2011

  • Buchwaldt, L., Lydiate, D.J., Yu, F.Q., Hegedus, D.D., and Rimmer, S.R. (2011). "QTLs contributing to sclerotinia stem rot resistance in Brassica napus Zhongyou 821.", 13th International Rapeseed Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 5-9, 2011.
  • Peng, G., Falk, K.C., Yu, F.Q., and Gossen, B.D. (2011). "Identification of new clubroot-resistance sources and development of clubroot resistance canola germplasm.", Clubroot Summit 2011, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 9, 2011.
  • Peng, G., Yu, F.Q., Hynes, R.K., Pageau, D., McDonald, M.R., and Gossen, B.D. (2011). "Managing clubroot and blackleg on canola in western Canada - current status of research.", Anhui Academy of Agricultural Science Seminar, Anhui Academy of Agricultural Science, Hefei, China, November 14, 2011. (Presentation)

2010

  • Larkan, N.J., Kuzmicz, S.C., Yu, F.Q., and Lydiate, D.J. (2010). "Genetic evidence for the recognition of the Leptosphaeria maculans avirulence gene AvrLm1 by two Braasica napus resistance genes: Rlm1 and LepR3.", 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop Brassica, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, September 5-8, 2010. (Poster)
  • Peng, G., Gossen, B.D., Hynes, R.K., Lahlali, R.L., Yu, F.Q., Falk, K.C., and Boyetchko, S.M. (2010). "Control of clubroot with cultivar resistance and fungicides.", Anhui Academy of Agricultural Science, Hefei, China, September 8, 2010. (Presentation)

2009

  • Feng, J., Hwang, R., Chang, K.F., McGregor, L., McDonald, M.R., Hwang, S.F., Yu, F.Q., Hynes, R.K., Boyetchko, S.M., Strelkov, S.E., Turnbull, G.D., Peng, G., Gossen, B.D., Conner, R.L., Turnbull, G.C. (2009). "Fusarium avenaceum is the major pathogen causing fusarium root rot on Alberta field pea.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 80th Annual Meeting, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, June 22-25, 2009, Published in: Can. J. Plant Pathol. (2009), 31 (4), pp. 483.
  • Kutcher, H.R., Yu, F.Q., and Brun, H. (2009). "Using knowledge of genetic interactions between Brassica napus and Leptosphaeria maculans to manage specific resistance of blackleg of oilseed rape.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(4), pp. 502. (Abstract)
  • Links, M.G., Sharpe, A.G., Yu, F.Q., Hill, J., Hemmingsen, S.M., Hegedus, D.D., Lydiate, D.J., and Borhan, H. (2009). "Bioinformatic analysis of whole genome shotgun data derived from 454 sequencing of two Leptosphaeria maculans isolates.", 7th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, August 24-27, 2009.
  • Yu, F.Q., Kuzmicz, S.C., Hammond, C., Albert, J., Tomporowski, K., Rimmer, S.R., and Lydiate, D.J. (2009). "Fine mapping of blackleg resistance gene Rlm2 in Brassica napus.", 7th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, August 24-27, 2009. (Poster)
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