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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Applications of Biotechnology for Improved Potato Processing

Author
item McCue, Kent

Submitted to: The Fourth International Potato Processing Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 2, 2003
Publication Date: June 2, 2003
Citation: MC CUE, K.F. APPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED POTATO PROCESSING. The Fourth International Potato Processing Conference. 2003.

Interpretive Summary: Our laboratory is developing molecular tools for the improvement of potatoes. Transgenes to address a variety of agronomic and quality problems have been constructed and introduced into potatoes for evaluation by breeding programs in Idaho. We have developed transgenes that reduce susceptibility to blackspot bruise and alter synthesis of glycoalkaloids. We are currently evaluating transgenes that confer resistance to late blight Phytophthora, potato viruses X, Y and PLRV.

Technical Abstract: Our laboratory is developing molecular tools for the improvement of potatoes. Transgenes to address a variety of agronomic and quality problems have been constructed and introduced into potatoes for evaluation by breeding programs in Idaho. We have developed transgenes that reduce susceptibility to blackspot bruise and alter synthesis of glycoalkaloids. We are currently evaluating transgenes that confer resistance to late blight Phytophthora, potato viruses X, Y and PLRV.

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