Camelina Breeding

Evaluation of genetic diversity in a Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz collection using microsatellite markers and biochemical traits – A. Manca, P. Pecchia, S. Mapelli, P. Masella, and I. Galasso – Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution – 2012

Summary: A genomic DNA library enriched with GA/TC repeats from Camelina sativa variety Calena has been analysed. Link:
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

De novo assembly and characterization of Camelina sativa transcriptome by paired-end sequencing – C. Liang, X. Liu, S.-M. Yiu, and B. L. Lim – BMC Genomics – 2013

Summary: This is the first report of a transcriptome database for Camelina sativa. We showed that C. savita is closely related to Arabidopsis spp. and more distantly related to Brassica spp. Although the majority of annotated genes had high sequence identity to those of A. thaliana, a substantial proportion of disease-resistance genes  were instead more closely similar to the genes ...
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

The emerging biofuel crop Camelina sativa retains a highly undifferentiated hexaploid genome structure – S. Kagale, C. Koh, J. Nixon, V. Bollina, W.E. Clarke, R. Tuteja, C. Spillane, S.J. Robinson, M. G. Links, C. Clarke, E. E. Higgins, T. Huebert, A.G. S

Summary: We generated the first chromosome-scale high-quality reference genome sequence for C. sativa and annotated 89,418 protein-coding genes, representing a whole-genome triplication event relative to the crucifer model Arabidopsis thaliana. C. sativa represents the first crop species to be sequenced from lineage I of the Brassicaceae. The well-preserved hexaploid genome structure of C. sativa surprisingly mirrors those of economically important ...
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

Polyploid genome of Camelina sativa revealed by isolation of fatty acid synthesis genes – C. Hutcheon, R.F. Ditt, M. Beilstein, L. Comai, J. Schroeder, E. Goldstein, C.K. Shewmaker, T. Nguyen, J. De Rocher, and J. Kiser – BMC Plant Biology – 2010

Summary: There is compelling evidence for triplication of the C. sativa genome, including a larger chromosome number and three-fold larger measured genome size than other Camelina relatives, three isolated copies of FAD2, FAE1, and the KCS17-FAE1 intergenic region, and three expressed haplotypes observed for six predicted single-copy genes. Based on these results, we propose that C. sativa be considered an ...
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

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. ...
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

Genetic mapping of agronomic traits in false flax (Camelina sativa subsp. sativa) – A. Gehringer, W. Friedt, W. Lühs, and R.J. Snowdon – Genome – 2006

Summary: In this study, a genetic map for C. sativa was constructed, using amplified fragment length polymorphism markers, in a population of recombinant inbred lines. The map was used to localize quantitative trait loci for agronomic characteristics, such as seed yield, oil content, 1000-seed weight, and plant height. The results represent a starting point for future marker-assisted breeding. Link:
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014