Alma O. Canama

Alma O. Canama

Field of award: Genetics

Year awarded: 2013

Division: Agricultural Sciences


In recognition of her significant contributions to the field of crop biotechnology concentrating on molecular mapping, ampoule map-based gene discovery, here varietal fingerprinting, line purity and hybridity testing, molecular confirmation and characterization of transgenic crops, diversity analysis, and marker-assisted selection on the breeding programs of several Philippine crops including corn, mungbean, banana, sugarcane, tomato, papaya, and eggplant. Her works on the molecular mapping of genes resistant to bacterial stalk rot of corn, downy mildew of corn and Cercospora leaf spot of mungbean have contributed to the understanding of the genetics of plant resistance and to the design of efficient and effective strategies for breeding for resistance to these diseases.


Current Position: University Researcher I

Office Address: Institute of Plant Breeding, Crop Science Cluster, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Education: MS (Genetics), University of the Philippines Los Baños 2004; BS (Agriculture), Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon 1999

Curriculum Vitae: aocanama_updated-cv-july2013