Camelina Biotechnology -

Overexpression of Arabidopsis MYB96 confers drought resistance in Camelina sativa via cuticular wax accumulation – S.B Lee, H. Kim, R.J. Kim, and M.C. Suh – Plant Cell Reports – 2014

Summary: Transgenic Camelina plants overexpressing Arabidopsis MYB96 exhibited drought resistance by activating expression of Camelina wax biosynthetic genes and accumulating wax load. The results indicate that MYB96-mediated transcriptional regulation of wax biosynthetic genes is an approach applicable to generating drought resistant transgenic crops. Transgenic Camelina plants with enhanced drought tolerance could be cultivated on marginal land to produce renewable biofuels and biomaterials. Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24880908