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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Potato nucleic acid sequences uses to improve potato quality and safety
See also: US Patent Office Full Record

Pacific West Area
  Albany, California

Patent Number: 7439419
Docket Number: 11803
Serial Number: 11272958
Date Patented: 10/21/2008


Summary: Nucleic acid sequences from potato that encode the enzyme .beta.-solanine/.beta.-chaconine rhamnosyltransferase (SGT3) are disclosed. Recombinant DNA molecules containing the sequences, and use thereof, in particular, use of the sequences and antisense constructs to inhibit the production of SGT3 and thereby reduce levels of the predominant steroidal glycoalkaloids .alpha.-chaconine and .alpha.-solanine in Solanaceous plants such as potato are described.

Patent Status: Patent issued on October 21, 2008. Link at USPTO filed under patent title "Solanum tuberosum .beta.-solanine/.beta.-chaconine rhamnosyl transferase sequences and uses thereof."


Kent McCue
Crop Improvement & Utilization Research
ALBANY, CA, 94710
Phone: (510) 559-5796
Fax: (510) 559-5818

Paul Allen
(same address as first inventor)
Phone: (510) 559-5631
Fax: (510) 559-5818

David Rockhold
(same address as first inventor)
Phone: (510) 559-5722
Fax: (510) 559-5818

William Belknap
(same address as first inventor)
Phone: (510) 559-6072
Fax: (510) 559-5818

Mary Maccree
(former ARS employee)

Louise Sheperd/ Howard Davies
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Invergowrie Dundee
CA 94710 Scotland

Last Modified: 10/1/2015
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