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Potato modified for a tolerance against bacterial pathogens
Institut für landwirtschaftliche Kulturen
Bundesanstalt für Züchtungsforschung an Kulturpflanzen (BAZ)
The genetically modified potato expresses the lysozyme gene of
bacteriophage T4 that is fused to the alpha-amylase endoplasmic
reticulum signal peptide of Hordeum vulgare at the 5' end.
T4 lysozyme is a bactericidal enzyme which causes bacterial cell
wall lysis. As a result of the genetic modification the potatoes
are expected to have an increased tolerance to bacterial pathogens.
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.
- Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Alpha-amylase signal peptide
Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II
Gene 4 transcription terminator
- Resistance to antibiotics
- Resistance to diseases and pests