Camelina mutants resistant to acetolactate synthase inhibitor herbicides – D.T. Walsh, E.M. Babiker, I.C. Burke, and S.H. Hulbert – Molecular Breeding – 2011

by Shopify API on June 16, 2014

Summary: Camelina is a low-input oilseed crop of recent interest for sustainable biofuel production. As a relatively new crop in modern agriculture, considerable agronomic and regulatory problems need to be overcome. A common and troublesome problem is sensitivity to residues of acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor herbicides in soils. An allele associated with the highest levels of resistance was created by a single base substitution creating an amino acid shift previously found to cause ALS inhibitor resistance in yeast and tobacco.