Potato modified for increased methionine content in leaves and tubers | BCH-LMO-SCBD-111086 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House


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last updated: 26 Oct 2016
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Potato modified for increased methionine content in leaves and tubers
  • - Organization: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP) | BCH-CON-DE-49374-2
    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP)
    , Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
    Am Mühlenberg 1
    14476 , Germany
    Phone: +49 331 567 - 80 ,
    Fax: +49 331 567 - 84 08,
Potato plants with the insertion of a constitutively expressed endogenous threonine synthase in the antisense orientation. The modification leads to a reduction in threonine synthase which inturn results in an increase in the methionine content in the leaves and tubers.

The genetically modified potato plants are of weaker growth than the parental variety and have chlorotic leaves.
The term “Recipient organism” refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas “Parental organisms” refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Characteristics of the modification process
Derivative of pBIN19
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
LMO characteristics
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