Alpha and Omega-3: Camelina Caper

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Camelina Caper is a light-hearted glimpse into the work of Rothamsted Research, produced for the BBSRC Great British Bioscience Festival exhibit Alpha & Omega; making fish oils in GM plants. The exhibit was first showcased at Cheltenham Science Festival Explore Zone on the 7th-8th of June 2014.

Take control of Gerald, a fish living in dangerous, jellyfish infested waters, desperately collecting chains of algae to keep the timer running and the score counter ticking, and grab the Camelina flowers for a quick boost. You’ll need speed and precision to achieve high scores, so challenge your friends to see if they’ve got what it takes to beat you!

Omega-3 fish oils are beneficial for our health and can help reduce our risk of heart attacks. However, they are a finite and limited resource. Looking into solutions for sustainable sources of omega-3 fish oils Rothamsted Research scientists have modified Camelina plants to accumulate omega-3 fish oils in their seeds.

For more information on the Great British Bioscience Festival visit:
http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/gb-bioscience-festival
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/engagement/exhibitions/gb-bioscience-festival/

Camelina Caper is now available for free on Android tablets. The game will no longer  be available on Apple products after the iOS 11 update.

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