Helen Booker

Helen Booker
Associate Professor
GFO Wheat Breeder



(519) 824-4120 x56829


B.Sc. (Honours) University of Guelph;
M.Sc. University of Guelph;
Ph.D. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago


Crop Science Building


CRSC 316



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Selected Publications:

House, M.A., L.W. Young, X. Liu, K. Liber, A. Diederichsen and H. Booker.  (2020). Comparative analysis of cadmium uptake and distribution in contrasting canadian flax cultivars. BMC Research Notes. 13:424. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-05265-1

Lan, S.; Zheng, C.; Hauck, K.; McCausland, M.; Duguid, S.D.; Booker, H.M.; Cloutier, S.; You, F.M. (2020). Genomic Prediction Accuracy of Seven Breeding Selection Traits Improved by QTL Identification in Flax.  Int. J. Mol Sci. 21, 1577. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/21/5/1577

Jia, G., Young, L., House, M., Daba, K., and Booker, H.M.  (2019).  Photoperiod sensitivity of Canadian flax cultivars and 5-azacytidine treated early flowering derivative lines. BMC Plant Biology, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1763-5

Jia, G. and Booker, H.M.  (2018).  Optimal models for the yield analysis of flax cultivars. Canadian Journal of Plant Sciences (in press). https://doi.org/10.1139/CJPS-2017-0282

You, F.M., Jia, G., Xiao, J., Duguid, S.D., Rashid K.Y., Booker, H.M., and Cloutier, S.  (2017).  Genetic variability of 27 traits in a core collection of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) reveal divergent selection between fibre and linseed types. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1636. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01636

Booker, H.M., Lamb, E.G., and Smyth, S.J. (2017). Ex-post assessment of genetically modified, low level presence in Canadian flax. Transgenic Research, 26(3): 399-409.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11248-017-0012-7

You, F.M., Booker, H.M., Duguid, S.D., Jia, G., and Cloutier, S. (2016).  Accuracy of genomic selection in biparental populations. The Crop Journal, 4(4): 290-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2016.03.001

You, F.M., Duguid, S.D., Lam, I., Cloutier, S., Rashid, K.Y., and Booker, H.M.  (2016).  Pedigrees and genetic base of flax cultivars registered in Canada.  Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 96(5): 837-852. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0337

You, F.M., Song Q., Jia G., Cheng Y., Duguid S., Booker H., and Cloutier S.  (2016).  Estimation of genetic parameters and their sampling variances for quantitative traits in the type 2 modified augmented design, The Crop Journal, 4(2): 107-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2016.01.003

Young, L., Hammerlindl, J., Babic, V., McLeod, J., Sharpe, A., Matsalla, C., Bekkaoui, F., Marquess, L., and Booker, H.M.  (2015).  Genetics, structure, and prevalence of FP967 (CDC Triffid) T-DNA in flax.  SpringerPlus, 4: 146.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-015-0923-9

Zhang, T., Lamb, E.G., Soto-Cerda, B., Duguid, S., Cloutier, S., Rowland, G., Diederichsen, A. and Booker, H.  (2014).  Structural equation modeling of the Canadian flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) core collection for multiple phenotypic traits. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 94(8): 1325-1332.  https://doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-158

Booker, H.M., Rowland, G.G., Kutcher, H.R., and Rashid, K.Y.  (2014).  CDC Neela oilseed flax. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 94(7):1313-1314. https://doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-174

Booker, H.M., Rowland, G.G., and Rashid, K.Y.  (2014).  CDC Glas oilseed flax. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 94(2): 451-452. https://doi.org/10.1139/CJPS2013-158