The emerging biofuel crop Camelina sativa retains a highly undifferentiated hexaploid genome structure

April 2014

Sateesh Kagale, Chushin Koh, John Nixon, Venkatesh Bollina, Wayne E. Clarke, Reetu Tuteja, Charles Spillane, Stephen J. Robinson, Matthew G. Links, Carling Clarke, Erin E. Higgins, Terry Huebert, Andrew G. Sharpe & Isobel A.P. Parkin

Scientists in Canada and Ireland generated a genome sequence of Camelina sativa and annotated more than 89,000 protein-coding genes for the oilseed crop. They determined that C. sativa experienced a whole-genome triplication that may suggest hybridization between different ancestral species with lower numbers of chromosomes. Sequencing was performed with the Illumina HiSeq after Pippin Prep size selection and with the Roche 454 FLX Titanium sequencer.

Nature Communications 5:3706


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