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Modified Organism
Potato modified for increased tuber yield
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2017-01-09 08:20 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2017-01-10 23:09 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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LMO name
Potato modified for increased tuber yield
Transformation event
rolC-SuSy-23, rolC-SuSy-26, rolC-SuSy-30, rolC-SuSy-31
Bayer CropScience
Bayer CropScience Deutschland GmbH
Bayer CropScience AG
Alfred-Nobel-Str. 50
40789 Monheim am Rhein
Monheim am Rhein
Germany, 40789
Phone:+49 21 73 - 38-0
Url:Bayer CropScience
Potato plant was modified with the insertion of a gene coding for a sucrose synthase from Solanum tuberosum that is specifically expressed in the companion cells.

The modification is intended to enhance the provision of energy for active loading of the phloem with photoassimilates as well as the development of young tubers and the mobilisation of carbohydrates for the synthesis of reserve starch, with the view to increasing tuber yield.

As a result of the genetic modification the tuber yield and the number of tubers per plant are increased by 10-20 % in the transgenic potato plants.
Recipient Organism or Parental Organisms
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.
Solanum tuberosum - Potato, SOLTU
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
Root locus C promoter
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Sucrose synthase gene
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Octopine Synthase Gene Terminator
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter
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Neomycin Phosphotransferase II
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
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Further details
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research
Additional Information
Additional Information
This deliberate release was proposed by Hoechst Schering AgrEvo GmbH.

AgrEvo GmbH, a company owned by Hoechst AG and Schering AG, merged with Rhône-Poulenc to become Aventis CropScience in 1999. This then merged with Bayer to become Bayer CropScience in 2001.

Therefore, Bayer CropScience is the contact point for questions regarding this deliberate release.

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