Ginette Séguin-Swartz

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Plants encode a distinct set of polygalacturonase inhibitory proteins (PGIPs) that function to inhibit polygalacturonase enzymes produced by soft-rot fungal pathogens. We characterized two PGIP-encoding genes (Bnpgip1 and Bnpgip2) from Brassica napus DH12075 (a double-haploid line derived from a cross between 'Crésor' and 'Westar'). The two proteins(More)
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a ubiquitous necrotrophic fungal pathogen capable of infecting a wide range of plants. To identify genes involved in fungal development and pathogenesis we generated 2232 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from two cDNA libraries constructed using either mycelia grown in pectin medium or tissues from infected Brassica napus stems. A(More)
Five major and several minor PG isoenzymes were identified in a Sclerotinia sclerotiorum isolate from Brassica napus by isoelectric focusing and pectin gel overlays. Using a combination of degenerate PCR and expressed sequence tags (ESTs) four endo-polygalacturonase (PG) genes, designated as sspg1d, sspg3, sspg5, and sspg6, and two exo-PG genes, ssxpg1 and(More)
 A genetic linkage map of Brassica juncea was constructed based on restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) detected by anonymous cDNA markers from B. napus, using a segregating F1-derived doubled haploid (DH) progeny from a cross between a canola-quality mustard line (J90-4317) and a high-oil-content mustard line (J90-2733). The RFLP probes(More)
We report the tagging of genes involved in blackleg resistance, present in the French cultivar Crésor of B. napus, with RFLP markers. A total of 218 cDNA probes were tested on the parental cultivars Crésor (resistant) and Westar (susceptible), and 141 polymorphic markers were used in a segregating population composed of 98 doubled-haploid lines (DH). A(More)
Twenty-two intergeneric hybrids from a cross between Brassica napus (AACC, 2n = 38) cultivar Oro and the ornamental crucifer Orychophragmus violaceus (OO, 2n = 24) were produced without embryo rescue. The plants were classified into three groups based on morphological and cytological observations and RAPD banding patterns. Plants of Group I had(More)
Studies were conducted to investigate the crossability of the cultivated Brassica species, Brassica napus (oilseed rape), B. rapa (turnip rape), and B. juncea (brown and oriental mustard), with two related cruciferous weeds that are abundant in certain regions of Canada, Erucastrum gallicum (dog mustard) and Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum (wild(More)
The frequency of gene flow from Brassica napus L. (canola) to four wild relatives, Brassica rapa L., Raphanus raphanistrum L., Sinapis arvensis L. and Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz, was assessed in greenhouse and/or field experiments, and actual rates measured in commercial fields in Canada. Various marker systems were used to detect hybrid(More)
Embryos excised from the seed of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) accumulated glucosinolate from the culture medium. Uptake was saturable, subject to inhibition, varied with the developmental stage of the embryo but correlated with the time of accumulation of glucosinolates in situ. It is suggested that a carrier-mediated transport system is operating in the(More)
The ascomycete Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic plant pathogen with an extremely broad host range. It causes stem rot in Camelina sativa, a crucifer with great potential as an alternative oilseed crop. Lignification is a common phenomenon in the expression of resistance against necrotrophs, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this defence(More)