Transient Seed Bank of Camelina Contributes to a Low Weedy Propensity in Western Canadian Cropping Systems – K.D. Walsh, L.L. Raatz, K.C. Topinka, and Linda M. Hall – Crop Science 2013

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Summary: While camelina has high fecundity and large seed losses at harvest, it has limited seed bank persistence and is unlikely to become a weed of agricultural areas. Link:

First report of outcrossing rates in camelina [Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz], a potential platform for bioindustrial oils – K.D. Walsh, D.M. Puttick, M.J. Hills, R-C Yang, K.C. Topinka, and L.M. Hall – Canadian Journal of Plant Science 2012

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Summary: Outcrossing rates in camelina were low (0.09-0.28%), suggesting camelina is a primarily self-pollinated species. Outcrossing was affected by flowering synchrony influenced by planting date as well as direction and distance (20, 40 or 60 cm) from the pollen source. Pollen-mediated intra-specific gene flow is unlikely to prohibit the development of camelina as a bio-industrial platform. Short distance outcrossing results …

Hybridization between Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz (false flax) and North American Camelina species – G. Séguin-Swartz, J.A Nettleton, C. Sauder, S.I. Warwick, and R.K. Gugel – Plant Breeding 2013

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Summary: The potential for gene flow between Camelina and its wild North American relatives C. alyssum, C. microcarpa and C. rumelica subsp. rumelica, was investigated. The study provided evidence that should the species have sympatric distributions and overlapping flowering periods, gene flow between C. sativa and its wild North American relatives is possible and that it would most likely occur …

Evaluation of the potential for interspecific hybridization between Camelina sativa and related wild Brassicaceae in anticipation of field trials of GM camelina – S. Julié-Galau, Y. Bellec, J-D Faure, M. Tepfer – Transgenic Research 2013

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Summary: Although camelina does not crossfertilize Brassica crop species, such as oilseed rape, nothing was known about its ability to cross with other members of the tribe Camelineae, which in addition to arabidopsis includes the widespread weed, shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris). We have tested the ability of camelina to cross with arabidopsis and C. bursa-pastoris, as well as with the …

The Biology of Canadian Weeds. 142. Camelina alyssum (Mill.) Thell.; C. microcarpa Andrz. ex DC.; C. sativa (L.) Crantz. – A. Francis and S. I. Warwick – Canadian Journal of Plant Science 2009

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Summary: This paper summarizes biological information on three cruciferous weed species: Camelina alyssum, C. microcarpa and C. sativa. Camelina sativa has attracted renewed interest as an oil crop, because of an adaptation to various climatic conditions, low nutrient requirements and resistance to disease and pests. In Europe, where it is now widely grown, it has shown considerable potential in the …

A New Report for Downy Mildew [(Hyaloperonospora camelinae Gäum.) Göker, Voglmayr, Riethm., M. Weiss & Oberw. 2003] of Camelina [Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz] in the High Plains of the United States – Harveson, R. M., Santra, D. K., Putnam, M. L., Curtis,

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Summary: Camelina was recently introduced into North America, where it is currently grown commercially in Montana and North Dakota. During early June 2010, camelina plants from cultivar research trials began exhibiting downy mildew-like symptoms consisting of upper stem distortion and signs of white, fluffy masses covering stems, seed pods and heads. More investigation is warranted to determine whether these observations …

Feeding behavior of a potential insect pest, Lygus hesperus, on four new industrial crops for the arid southwestern USA – S.E. Naranjo and M.A. Stefanek – Industrial Crops and Products 2012

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Summary: The objectives of this study were to establish baseline data on the feeding behavior and potential impact of L. hesperus on camelina, guayule, lesquerella and vernonia. Results show that L. hesperus will readily feed on the economically important tissues of all crops, and although previous research has shown that this feeding did not consistently affect lesquerella yield, further work …

Intertribal somatic hybrids between Brassica napus and Camelina sativa with high linolenic acid content – J.J. Jiang, X.X. Zhao, W. Tian, T.B. Li, and Y. P. Wang – Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 2009

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Summary: Protoplast electrofusion was used to create intertribal hybrids of Brassica napus and Camelina sativa. Seeds of hybrids had a modified fatty acid profile, indicating higher level of linolenic and eicosanoic acids than those of B. napus. Our results suggest that somatic hybridization offers opportunities for transferring entire genomes between B. napus and C. sativa in breeding for rapeseed improvement. …

Oil-seed crop: Camelina sativa – J. Zubr – Industrial Crops and Products 1997

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Summary: Recent search for new sources of essential fatty acids, particularly OMEGA-3 fatty acids, led to a renewed interest in the crop camelina. The cultivation of the crop is characterized by a low input. Nitrogen demand is moderate to low and chemical plant protection is not needed. The environmental benefits of the crop and a multipurpose applicability of the oil …