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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Seed Yield and Oil Content in Carinata, A Promising Low In-put, Non-food Oilseed Feedstock for Bio-based Fuels and Products

Location: Plant Physiology and Genetics Research

Project Number: 2020-21410-008-004-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2023
End Date: Mar 31, 2028

The objective is to develop superior non-food grade carinata cultivars adapted for a wide range of North American and southern European regions and environments. The results will be high yield stability, biofuel production suitability, and tolerance to abiotic stresses. The improved germplasm will lead to establish carinata as a new crop in marginal agricultural production systems and semi-arid zones.

Development of carinata nested association mapping (NAM) population: high diverse carinata genotypes will be used as parental genotypes to develop Nested Associated Mapping (NAM) populations using double-haploid technology (DH) to select high yielding and drought tolerance carinata DH lines. Evaluation of superior genotypes under diverse environments and marginal production areas: The selected DH lines will be tested in advanced yield trials at different geographical locations at North America and Southern Europe to assay their seed yield and components, oil content and fatty acids compositions.