Dr. Daryl J. Somers

Dr. Daryl J. Somers

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Director – Applied Genomics
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland, Ont.
Email: daryl.somers@vinelandresearch.com
Phone: 905-562-0320 x768
Fax: 905-562-0084

BSc Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
MSc Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
PhD Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Plant molecular breeding; grapevine breeding for cold tolerance and complex traits; plant genomics.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Travis W. Banks, M. C. Jordan and D. J. Somers. 2009. Single feature polymorphism mapping in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The Plant Genome 2:167-178.
  • Fofana, B., D. G. Humphreys, G. Rasul, S. Cloutier, A. Brûlé-Babel, S. Woods, O. M. Lukow and D. J. Somers. 2009. Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling pre-harvest sprouting resistance in a red × white seeded spring wheat cross. Euphytica 165(3): 509-521.
  • Tamburic-Ilincic, L., D. J. Somers, G. Fedak, and A. Schaafsma. 2009. Different quantitiative triat loci for Fusarium resistance in wheat seedlings and adult stage in the Wuhan/Nyubai wheat population. Euphytica 165(3): 453-458.
  • Fu, Yong-Bi, and D. J. Somers. 2009. Genome-wide reduction of genetic diversity in wheat breeding. Crop Science 49: 161-168.
  • Plant Genomics – Methods in Molecular Biology. 2009. Eds. D.J. Somers, J.P. Gustafson, P. Langridge. Springer Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-58829-997-0. 
  • Daryl J. Somers and Gavin Humphreys. 2009. State of QTL detection and marker-assisted selection in wheat improvement. In Wheat: Science and Trade Ed. Brett Carver. Blackwell Publishing Inc, USA Page 309-326.
  • Reimer, S., Pozniak, C.J., Clarke, F.R., Clarke, J. M., Somers, D.J., Knox, R.E., and Singh, A.K. 2008. Association mapping of yellow pigment in an elite collection of durum wheat cultivars and breeding lines. Genome 51:1016-1025.
  • Paux, E., Sourdille, P., Salse, J., Saintenac, C., Choulet, F., Leroy, P., Korol, A., Michalak, M., Kianian, S., Spielmeyer, W., Lagudah, E., Somers, D., Kilian, A., Alaux, M., Vautrin, S., Berges, H., Eversol, K., Appels, R., Safar, J., Simkova, H., Dolezel, J., Bernard, M., Feuillet, C. 2008. A physical map of the 1-Gigabase bread wheat chromosome 3B. Science 322:101-104.
  • Bourlaye Fofana, Gavin Humphreys, Golam Rasul, Sylvie Cloutier, and Daryl J. Somers. 2008. Asessment of haplotype diversity at QTLs for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in wheat using microsatellite markers. Genome 51(5):375-386.
  • Hamzehzarghani, H., V. Paranidharan, Y. Abu-Nada, A. C. Kushalappa, O. Mamer and D. J. Somers. 2008. Metabolic profiling to discriminate wheat near isogenic lines with quantitative trait loci at chromosome 2DL, varying in resistance to Fusarium head blight. Can. J. Plant Sci. 88(4):789-797.
  • Janice L. Cuthbert, Daryl J. Somers, Anita L. Brûlé-Babel, P. Douglas Brown, Gary H. Crow. 2008. Molecular mapping of quantitative trait loci for yield and yield components in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theo Appl. Genet. 117(4):595-608.
  • Colin W. Hiebert, Julian B. Thomas, Brent D. McCallum, Daryl J. Somers. 2008. Genetic mapping of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr60 (LrW2). Crop Science 48:1020-1026.
  • Bourlaye Fofana, D. Gavin Humphreys, Sylvie Cloutier , Curt A. McCartney, Daryl J. Somers. 2008. Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling common bunt resistance in a doubled haploid population derived from the spring wheat cross RL4452 ´ AC Domain”. Molecular Breeding 21(3):317-325.
Dr. Daryl Somers