Camelina Environmental Risk Assessment -

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

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 will be used to design experiments to evaluate outcrossing rates at a field scale. Link: