UNTWIST will use the naturally resilient and European native oilseed crop camelina to unravel adaptation mechanisms to heat and drought stress, to develop predictive models, and to optimize agronomic management strategies.
Photo credit : JD Faure (INRAE)
The UNTWIST consortium has gathered a core collection of 54 camelina lines (from 11 countries) encompassing diverse landraces from contrasting geographic and climatic regions. UNTWIST core collection gathers 31 different landraces, 20 lines from breeding program and 3 commercial cultivars. INRAE/AgroParisTech Versailles has been growing the entire collection in the glasshouse for two consecutive periods.
The objective was to provide seeds from controlled conditions for UNTWIST partners but also to have a glimpse at potential phenotypic diversity that will be further studied during UNTWIST program. UNTWIST core collection showed diversity in plant architecture, leaf shape, flowering time, seed maturity period and seed yield which suggests significative genetic diversity across the different accessions.
JD Faure (INRAE)