Camelina Biotechnology -

Generation of transgenic plants of a potential oilseed crop Camelina sativa by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation – C. Lu and J. Kang – Plant Cell Reports – 2008

Summary: To improve oil quality and other agronomic characters, we have developed an efficient and simple in planta method to generate transgenic camelina plants. We also demonstrated that transgenic camelina seeds produced novel hydroxy fatty acids by transforming a castor fatty acid hydroxylase. Our results provide a rapid means to genetically improve agronomic characters of camelina, including fatty acid profiles of its seed oils. Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17899095