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Living Modified Organism (LMO)

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last updated: 26 Oct 2016
Living Modified Organism identity
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Potato modified for altered starch content
35S-alpha PGMI
  • - 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,
In the genetically modified potato plants a fragment of the endogenous cytoplamatic phosphoglucomutase is constitutively expressed in an antisense orientation.

As a result of the genetic modification, the stem growth, root growth and starch content varies between the independent lines depending on the level of expression. The sucrose content in the leaves and tubers is comparable to or lower than in the parent variety.
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.
  • Potato modified for altered starch content
    | Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Carbohydrates Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
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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