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Summary: Development of leaf spot resistant mustard cultivars is a relevant objective in view of heavy crop losses caused by this pathogen. Thirty-eight species belonging to 9 genera, including cultivated and wild allies, of the genus Brassica were evaluated under epiphytotic conditions for two years. Eight species (Brassica desnottesii, Camelina sativa, Coincya pseuderucastrum, Diplotaxis berthautii, D. catholica, D. cretacea, D. ...
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Summary: A review of the literature indicates that C. sativa is highly resistant to alternaria black spot and blackleg of crucifers. Genotypes resistant to sclerotinia stem rot, brown girdling root rot, and downy mildew can be found among C. sativa accessions, raising the possibility of developing cultivars resistant to these diseases. However, C. sativa is susceptible to clubroot, white rust, ...
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Summary: This study shows that both Camelina sativa as well as Capsella bursa-pastoris are capable of metabolizing destruxin B, the host-specific toxin produced by the fungal pathogen A. brassicae during infection. Considering that C. sativa and C. bursa-pastoris detoxify destruxin B and produce the phytoalexins camalexins, these wild crucifers appear to represent unique and perhaps useful sources of black spot ...
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Summary: Feeding damage by the crucifer flea beetle, Phyllotreta cruciferae, was assessed on 51 accessions of false flax, Camelina sativa, and compared with damage to seven other crucifer species. Flea beetles were observed sitting on false flax in the field, sometimes in high numbers, but they did not feed. Resistance in false flax may result from the absence of cues ...
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Summary: Extracts of quercetin glycosides from three-week old leaves of Camelina sativa were tested for their effects on crucifer flea beetle feeding. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030519781100247X

Summary: In Canada, seven phytoplasma taxa have been detected in various crops. Aster yellows, the primary vector of which is the leafhopper Macrosteles quadrilineatus, is the most common and widespread. Ash yellows and pear decline have caused economic problems for several decades, while bois noir, a quarantinable disease in Canada, was detected in Ontario and British Columbia for the first ...
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Summary: Camelina sativa is a wild crucifer that is reported to be resistant to Alternaria blight. In order to transfer Alternaria resistance to B. carinata, fusion of protoplasts of the two species was performed. Confirmation of hybridity was obtained from the morphology of in vitro produced leaves, somatic chromosome number in leaf tips, and restriction fragment length polymorphism for a ...
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Summary: This appears to be the first report of elicitation of phytoalexins from roots of crucifers. Additionally, two preformed antimicrobial compounds were identified as methyl 1-methylindole-3-carboxylate and 10-methyl sulfinyldecylisothiocyanate. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF03321963

Summary: False flax (Camelina sativa L.) plants were found to be infected with a yellows-type disease caused by a phytoplasma in experimental plots at the Edmonton Research station, Alberta, Canada. DNA amplification with specific primer pair R16(1)F1/R1 and restriction fragment length polymorphism indicated the presence of AY phytoplasma in the infected false flax sample. This is the first reported characterization ...
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Summary: Leaves of C. sativa were highly resistant to A. brassicae. No disease was seen until leaves began to senesce after 6 days and then only as localized brown flecks after inoculation with 100-10000 conidia. Camelina sativa produced a phytoalexin even when very few conidia were deposited on leaves. The phytoalexin concentration increased with increasing inoculum until leaves started to ...
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