The missing maternal genome of camelina was identified

A tetraploid C. neglecta-like genome (2n = 4x = 26) was hypothesized by us to be the likely maternal ancestor of the hexaploid Camelina sativa (Mandáková et al., 2019, Plant Cell). In the Plant J paper we report the chromosome-level structure of the predicted tetraploid parental genome previously classified as C. microcarpa and referred to as C. intermedia. The identification of the missing tetraploid donor genome allowed us to paint a more complete picture of the reticulate evolutionary history of the genus Camelina.