GM Camelina field trial: Public information

16.04.2014

Rothamsted Research, FWI

Scientists at Rothamsted Research, who receive strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, have developed Camelina plants that accumulate Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) in their seeds and therefore can provide a novel method of making a terrestrial source of  this essential oil utilising existing farming practice and machinery. They have successfully developed a Camelina plant with a high content of these omega-3 oils in the right profile in the laboratory/glasshouse and reason for this application to Defra is to evaluate the performance of this trait in the field.

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