Quantitative trait locus mapping of yield and yield components in canola (Brassica napus L.) under irrigated and rainfed treatments
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Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is an oilseed crop that has a variety of uses, including applications in industry as well as for food, feed, and fuel. Improved B. napus cultivars with decreased levels of two disease-causing compounds are known commonly as canola or double-low cultivars, and are approved for human and animal consumption in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Canola is currently grown in the northern U.S. and in several areas of Canada and Europe, but has potential to be grown in other areas of the U.S., including Colorado, either for biodiesel or to be sold in a canola commodity food oil ...