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last updated: 31 Jan 2017
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Potato modified for reduced sucrose synthesis
5 independent lines
The genetically modified plants constitutively express the coding region of the cytosolic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in an antisense orientation.

Fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase is involved in the sucrose biosynthesis. As a result of the genetic modification endogenous FBPase is inhibited which leads to a reduced sucrose content in the modified potato plants.
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
Dervative 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.
The neomycin phosphotransferase II of the Tn5 transposon (CS-nptII-ECOLX) is used as a selection marker.
LMO characteristics
  • Research
Detection method(s)
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