About Camelina sativa
Camelina sativa (false flax, gold of pleasure, German sesame) is a relict oilseed crop of the Crucifer family (Brassicaceae) with centres of origin in SE Europe and SW Asia. C. sativa was cultivated in Europe as an important oilseed crop for many centuries before being displaced by higher-yielding crops such as canola and wheat. It has several agronomic advantages for production, including early maturity, low requirement for water and nutrients, adaptability to adverse environmental conditions and resistance to common cruciferous pests and pathogens. It is currently being re-embraced as an industrial oil platform crop. C. sativa is diploid (2n=40) with an estimated genome size of 785 Mb, retaining a well preserved hexaploid genome as a result of a whole-genome triplication event.
Taxonomy ID 90675
Data source Agriculture & AgriFood Canada
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: