Camelina Pathology

Detection of aster yellows phytoplasma in false flax based on PCR and RFLP – A.-H. Khadhair, J.P. Tewari, R.J. Howard, and V.H. Paul – Microbiological Research 2001

Summary: False flax (Camelina sativa L.) plants were found to be infected with a yellows-type disease caused by a phytoplasma in experimental plots at the Edmonton Research station, Alberta, Canada. DNA amplification with specific primer pair R16(1)F1/R1 and restriction fragment length polymorphism indicated the presence of AY phytoplasma in the infected false flax sample. This is the first reported characterization ...
by David Roberts on June 24, 2014

Relationship between conidial concentration, germling growth, and phytoalexin production by Camelina sativa leaves inoculated with Alternaria brassicae – O.A. Jejelowo, K.L. Conn, and J.P. Tewari – Mycological Research 1991

Summary: Leaves of C. sativa were highly resistant to A. brassicae. No disease was seen until leaves began to senesce after 6 days and then only as localized brown flecks after inoculation with 100-10000 conidia. Camelina sativa produced a phytoalexin even when very few conidia were deposited on leaves. The phytoalexin concentration increased with increasing inoculum until leaves started to ...
by David Roberts on June 24, 2014

Prefeeding Behavior of the Crucifer Flea Beetle, Phyllotreta cruciferae, on Host and Nonhost Crucifers – A.E. Henderson, R.H. Hallett, and J.J. Soroka – Journal of Insect Behavior 2004

Summary:  The prefeeding behaviours of adult crucifer flea beetles, Phyllotreta cruciferae, were determined on seedlings of the host plant, Brassica napus, and compared to behaviors on seedlings of the nonhost crucifers, Crambe abyssinica, Sinapis alba, and Camelina sativa. Link:
by David Roberts on June 24, 2014

Intertribal somatic hybridization between rapid cycling Brassica oleracea L. and Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz – L.N. Hansen – Euphytica 1997

Summary: Camelina sativa (false flax) is highly resistant to Alternaria spp. and has, in addition, other desirable characters for the improvement of B. oleracea; however, the two species don not cross. In order to create B. oleracea/C. sativa hybrids, protoplast fusions were performed using PEG treatment. Link:
by David Roberts on June 24, 2014

Volatile Plant Chemicals and Their Effect on Host Plant Finding by the Cabbage Root Fly (Delia brassicae) – S. Finch – Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 1978

Summary: The cabbage root fly attacks a wide range of cruciferous plants, with differing odours, implying that several volatile chemicals are probably involved in attracting the flies and in stimulating them to lay. Oviposition by the cabbage root fly was studied, therefore, on a large range of wild and cultivated plants to determine the most preferred species. Link:
by David Roberts on June 24, 2014

Monolignol biosynthesis is associated with resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Camelina sativa – C. Eynck, G. Séguin-Swartz, W.E. Clarke, and I.A.P. Parkin – Molecular Plant Pathology 2012

Summary: We present histochemical, gene expression and biochemical data investigating the role of monolignols in the resistance of C. sativa to S. sclerotiorum. Results provide evidence that plant cell wall strengthening plays a role in the resistance of C. sativa to S. sclerotiorum, and that both constitutive and inducible defence mechanisms contribute to reduced symptom development in resistant germplasm. This ...
by David Roberts on June 24, 2014