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Last name : DUNCAN
First name : Robert
Entrance year : 2021
Occupation : Associate Professor and Plant Breeder
Company : University of Manitoba
Birthdate : 1979/06/30
Language : English
Address : 66 Chancellors Cir, R3T 2N2 Winnipeg / Canada
Main fields of interest :
  • Seeds, genetics
Professional experience : Hybrid high erucic acid rapeseed (HEAR) and canola cultivar development. This research focuses on conventional and herbicide-resistant rapeseed and canola cultivars and the development of seed quality traits including oil, protein and fatty acid content. Breeding for improved disease resistance to changing pathogens is an essential part of the research program. In parallel to the applied research, fundamental research is conducted to identify the genes and the mechanisms controlling the traits listed above.
Education : * Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2009 * M.Sc. University of Manitoba, 2003 * B.Sc. University of Manitoba and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2001
Selected publications : * Wu, W., Duncan, R.W., Ma, B.L. (2021). Crop lodging, pod fertility and yield formation in canola under varying degrees of short-term heat stress during flowering. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 207:690-704. * Duncan, R.W., McVetty, P.B.E., Nugent-Rigby, J., Fernando, W.G.D., Li, G. (2020). Evolve Roundup Ready® high erucic acid, low glucosinolate hybrid rape. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. * Koscielny, C., Gardner, S.W., Technow, F., Duncan, R.W. (2020). Linkage mapping and whole genome predictions within Brassica napus L. subjected to differing temperature treatments. Crop and Pasture Science. 71:229-238. * Hirani, A.H., Gao, F., Liu, J., Wu, C., McVetty, P.B.E., Duncan, R.W., Li, G. (2018). Combinations of independent dominant loci conferring clubroot resistance in all four turnip accessions (Brassica rapa) from the European clubroot differential set. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:1628.
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