Camelina Breeding

Plastid genome characterisation in Brassica and Brassicaceae using a new set of nine SSRs – M.L. Flannery, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. Coyne, T.A. Kavanagh, J.I. Burke, N.Salamin, P. Dowding, and T.R. Hodkinson – Theoretical and Applied Genetics – 2006

Summary: We report a new set of nine primer pairs specifically developed for amplification of Brassica plastid SSR markers. The analysis was generally able to separate plastid types into taxon-specific groups. We interpret our results with respect to taxon differentiation, hybridisation and introgression patterns relating to the ‘Triangle of U’.  Link:
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

Agricultural and Genetic Potentials of Cruciferous Oilseed Crops – R.K. Downey – Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society – 1971

Summary: Cruciferous seed oils from the crops rapeseed, mustard, Camelina, oilseed radish and Crambe, enter edible or industrial markets, or both. In the next 10 to 15 years, application of newer plant-breeding techniques will result in varieties even higher in yield and seed with improved oil and meal quality. Link:
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014

Breeding for modified fatty acid composition via experimental mutagenesis in Camelina sativa (L.) Crtz. – A. Büchsenschütz-Nothdurft, A. Schuster, W. Friedt – Industrial Crops and Products – 1996

In this study, seeds of the German C. sativa cultivar Lindo were mutagenically treated with ethyl methanesulfonate to modify the fatty acid composition in the seed oil and to select mutants with either reduced or increased linolenic acid content, respectively. Link:
by David Roberts on June 16, 2014