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Kirstin E. Bett Professor

4D80 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Pulse crop genomics and dry bean breeding


Plant Sciences


Ph.D (University of Saskatchewan); M.Sc. (University of Guelph); B.Sc. (University of Guelph)

Selected Recent Publications

Melissa ML Wong, Neha Gujaria-Verma, Larissa Ramsay, Hai Ying Yuan, Carolyn Caron, Marwan Diapari, Albert Vandenberg, Kirstin E Bett. 2015. Classification and characterization of species within the genus Lens using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). PLoS ONE 10(3): e0122025. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122025

Gujaria-Verma N, Vail SL, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Penmetsa R, Cook DR, Farmer AD, Vandenberg A and Bett KE. 2014. Genetic mapping of legume orthologs reveals high conservation of synteny between lentil species and the sequenced genomes of Medicago and chickpea. Front. Plant Sci. 5:676. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00676

K. E. Bett and S. Banniza. 2014. Population study of Xanthomonas spp. from the bean growing regions of Canada. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 36: 341-353 doi: 10.1080/07060661.2014.925000

Michael J. Fedoruk, Albert Vandenberg and Kirstin E. Bett 2013. QTL Analysis of Seed Quality Characteristics in Lentil (Lens culinaris ssp. culinaris Medik.) using SNP markers. The Plant Genome doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2013.05.0012.

Lacey-Anne Sanderson, Stephen P. Ficklin, Chun-Huai Cheng, Sook Jung, Frank A. Feltus, Kirstin E. Bett, Dorrie Main. 2013. Tripal v1.1:  a Standards-based Platform for Construction of Online Genetic and Genomic Databases. Database: the journal of biological databases and curation.

Andrew G. Sharpe, Larissa Ramsay, Lacey-Anne Sanderson, Michael J. Fedoruk, Wayne E. Clarke, Rong Li, Sateesh Kagale, Perumal Vijayan, Albert Vandenberg, Kirstin E. Bett. 2013.  Ancient orphan crop joins modern era: gene-based SNP discovery and mapping in lentil. BMC Genomics 14:192


PLSC 405 Genetics of Plant Populations
PLSC 411 Plant Breeding
PLSC 803 Advanced Plant Breeding