News

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A Message From CropTailor CEO, Alf Ceplitis, About the Year 2022

For Crop Tailor, 2022 has been a tremendously successful year! We have been instrumental in delivering the first complete genome sequence of cultivated oats, we’ve had our first health-promoting oat variety officially approved, and we have discovered entirely novel functional genetic variants controlling important traits such as soluble fibre content (super good for your health) and seed size (a potential yield component). Next in our Allele Mining pipeline are protein content, cadmium uptake, arabinoxylan content, nematode resistance, early maturity, and much more. In addition, we were named one of the “Top 10 Genomic Solution Companies in Europe/UK” by the Life Sciences Review magazine (click here for link). All of this is testament to my wonderful team’s enthusiastic and dedicated work to increase the cultivation and consumer value of oats, to the benefit of people and planet!

2022-12-06: Armstrong in the Oat Newsletter

An overview article describing CropTailor's new oat variety Armstrong is published in volume 59, 2022 Reports, of the Oat Newsletter! Armstrong is a variety with high protein, high oil, and high beta-glucan and is the latest effort by CropTailor in our mission to make oat a high-valued crop by improving its beneficial properties. You can acess the PDF and read all about it by clicking here (external link, the Oat Newsletter)!

The Oat Newsletter writes the following about it in their news update:

"A new oat cultivar out of Sweden that has high beta-glucan is described in this research report by Olof Larsson. 'Armstrong' is the first registered variety coming from CropTailor’s mutant oat population and has ‘Sang’ in its pedigree. Sang, of course, is one of the lines that has now been fully sequenced."

2022-10-21: Arabinoxylan Article

A new article published in Food Chemistry describes arabinoxylan content in ca. 500 lines from CropTailors unique oat population. The article is a collaboration between CropTailor and the research consortium ScanOats at Lund University, Sweden. Among the findings where lines that had up to 100% increase in arabinoxylan compared to the Belinda variety from which CropTailor’s oat population originate.  The findings will help CropTailor in our development of healthier oat varieties and trait discovery pertaining to dietary fibers.

 

Citation and link to the article:

Zambrano, J.A., Thyagarajan, A., Sardari, R.R.R., Olsson, O., Characterization of high Arabinoxylan oat lines identified from a mutagenized oat population, Food Chemistry (2022), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.134687

2022-08-10: Harvest

We have now concluded the harvest of our field trails 2022 and are exited to analyse all our material and see how our lines have performed during this years conditions.

2022-06-18: New article published in Nature describing the oat genome

We are proud to announce that CropTailor, together with researchers from ScanOats at Lund University, has mapped and characterized the entire oat genome. The academic side of this work culminated in the 2022 Nature article ‘The mosaic oat genome gives insights into a uniquely healthy cereal crop’ (Kamal et al., 2022). You can read the press release from Lantmännen here (Swedish), from ScanOats here (Swedish), and a news article in Food Ingredients First here (English). You can access the Nature paper here (open access). You can also read more about the reference genome at our webpage The Sequenced Oat Genome.