The present invention relates to a method for modifying the tuber shape of a potato (Solanum tuberosum) plant comprising genetically engineering the presence or absence or functional activity 5 of the StOFP20 gene. The tuber shape of a potato plant is modified from round to elongate by deletion or inactivation of a functional StOF P20 gene present in the genome of a plant that produces round potatoes to become absent or non-functional. The present invention further relates to a method for modifying the tuber shape of a potato (Solanum tuberosum) plant comprising crossing a potato plant comprising a functional StOF P20 gene With a potato plant lacking a 10 functional StOF P20 gene and subsequently selecting from the F2 progeny of the cross a plant With the desired tuber shape.
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jan 2020|
van Eck, H. J., & van der Knaap, E. K. M. (2020). Method for modifying tuber shape in potato. (Patent No. WO2020008078 ). https://nl.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=WO&NR=2020008078A1&KC=A1&FT=D&ND=3&date=20200109&DB=EPODOC&locale=nl_NL#