What is it about?
Camelina is a promising oilseed crop that may provide an important resource of industrial oils and health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids. It is generally planted in the spring, although some varieties can be grown as a winter crop. Because of the fallout of favoring more productive oilseed crops, such as canola, the breeding effort in camelina has been, until recently, limited. This expansive study revealed the genetics and genomics underlying multiple field and seed quality traits of oilseed crop camelina.
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Why is it important?
Exploitation of camelina natural variation with modern genomics tools can accelerate breeding approaches to improve its productivity, adaptation, and oil quality.
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This page is a summary of: Genetic dissection of natural variation in oilseed traits of camelina by whole‐genome resequencing and QTL mapping, The Plant Genome, June 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/tpg2.20110.
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