A mutation breeding program to improve the quality of the oil crop Crambe abyssinica

J. Cheng

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


Since C. abyssinica is considered to be an ideal crop for industrial oil, further improving the value of crambe oil is of importance. The value of crambe oil can be improved by increasing the C22:1 content or reducing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). To improve crambe oil by a non-GM approach, a mutant population (12,480 lines) was established from the EMS-treated seeds of C. abyssinica cv. ‘Galactica’. Furthermore, the mutants in CaFAD2 were detected by 454-amplicon sequencing and Illumina sequencing.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Visser, Richard, Promotor
  • Salentijn, Elma, Co-promotor
  • van Loo, Robert, Co-promotor
Award date12 Jun 2014
Place of PublicationWageningen
Print ISBNs9789461739629
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • crambe abyssinica
  • plant breeding
  • molecular breeding
  • breeding programmes
  • mutations
  • oil plants
  • fuel crops
  • biobased economy

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