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Summary:  The prefeeding behaviours of adult crucifer flea beetles, Phyllotreta cruciferae, were determined on seedlings of the host plant, Brassica napus, and compared to behaviors on seedlings of the nonhost crucifers, Crambe abyssinica, Sinapis alba, and Camelina sativa. Link:

Summary: Camelina sativa (false flax) is highly resistant to Alternaria spp. and has, in addition, other desirable characters for the improvement of B. oleracea; however, the two species don not cross. In order to create B. oleracea/C. sativa hybrids, protoplast fusions were performed using PEG treatment. Link:

Summary: The cabbage root fly attacks a wide range of cruciferous plants, with differing odours, implying that several volatile chemicals are probably involved in attracting the flies and in stimulating them to lay. Oviposition by the cabbage root fly was studied, therefore, on a large range of wild and cultivated plants to determine the most preferred species. Link:

Summary: We present histochemical, gene expression and biochemical data investigating the role of monolignols in the resistance of C. sativa to S. sclerotiorum. Results provide evidence that plant cell wall strengthening plays a role in the resistance of C. sativa to S. sclerotiorum, and that both constitutive and inducible defence mechanisms contribute to reduced symptom development in resistant germplasm. This ...
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Summary: The most substantial threat to novel crop species is not lack of agronomic knowledge or poorly adapted cultivars, but weed competition. This is largely due to a lack of approved herbicides. Alternative crop production is severely restricted by this issue, which has occurred as a result of legislation requiring manufacturers to obtain approval for every agrochemical on each crop ...
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Summary: An accession of Brassica campestris ssp. rapifera was less susceptible to Alternaria brassicae than B. campestris ssp. oleifera and B. napus ssp. oleifera. Accessions of Camelina sativa and Capsella bursa-pastoris were very resistant to A. brassicae, showing no symptoms. Production of phytoalexins of different types and amounts was found in all the above mentioned crucifers in response to A. ...
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Summary: Brassicaceae germplasm (Brassica napus , B. rapa , B. juncea , B. carinata , Sinapis alba, Camelina sativa , Crambe species) with cultivar development potential for the prairies was evaluated for resistance to cabbage seedpod weevil (Ceutorhynchus obstrictus) infestation under field conditions in southern Alberta from 2001 to 2005. Link:

Summary: This paper describes the isolation, separation, and structure elucidation of the major component produced by C sativa which is fungitoxic to A. brassicae. Link:;jsessionid=90D5DB93E9E8E31D0608C839B1DAE250

Summary: Camelina (Camelina sativa) plants with symptoms of downy mildew were obtained from three different locations in Washington State. The causal pathogen was identified as Hyaloperonospora camelinae. Seed treated with mefenoxam, a fungicide specific for Oomycetes, significantly reduced the incidence of the disease. Link: