Camelina as an alternative oilseed: molecular and ecogeographic analyses – K. Ghamkhar, J. Croser, N. Aryamanesh, M. Campbell, N. Konkova, and C. Francis – Genome – 2010

Summary: We investigated the role of geographical origin in genetic variation and fatty acid content, expecting to find significant variability among 53 accessions and a link between ecogeography and both origin and key oil traits. Although sampling was relatively biased towards the Russian–Ukrainian area, this region was identified as a genetic diversity hotspot and possible centre of origin for camelina. Results clearly confirm that camelina oil quality characteristics are strongly influenced by environmental factors. Link: