Camelina Biotechnology -

Constitutive or seed-specific overexpression of Arabidopsis G-protein y subunit 3 (AGG3) results in increased seed and oil production and improved stress tolerance in Camelina sativa – S. R. Choudhury, A. J. Riesselman, and S. Pandey – P Biotech 2014

Summary: To evaluate the role of AGG3 towards seed and oil yield improvement, the gene was overexpressed in Camelina sativa. Analysis showed that constitutive overexpression of AGG3 resulted in faster vegetative as well as reproductive growth accompanied by an increase in photosynthetic efficiency. Overall, this study draws a strong link between the role of AGG3 in regulating two critical yield parameters, seed traits and plant stress responses, and reveals an effective biotechnological tool for increasing yield in agricultural crops.