WP2: Oilseed breeding and genetics

WP2 will develop new varieties/genotypes of crambe and camelina that have an improved oil quality targetting industry demand (e.g. higher levels of mono-unsaturated C18, C20 and C22 fatty acids), higher oil yields and improved valorisation of non-oil and vegetative biomass (e.g. by reducing anti-nutritional factors like glucosinolates and sinapine that currently limit use for insect, cattle, pig and poultry feed). The specific objectives of this WP are:

  • To develop site directed mutagenesis with CRISPR/Cas9 for industrial oilseed crops crambe and camelina
  • To knockout PUFA production in order to increase mono-unsaturated fatty acid production
  • To knockout glucosinolate production in crambe in order to increase the value of the seed meal as feed
  • To knockout sinapine production in camelina in order to increase the value of the seed meal as feed

The following partners are involved in WP2:

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