Method for modifying tuber shape in potato

H.J. van Eck (Inventor), E.K.M. van der Knaap (Inventor)

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2020008078
Priority date6/07/18
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020

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