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    Potato in the age of biotechnology


    Mullins, Ewen and Milbourne, Dan and Petti, Carloalberto and Doyle-Prestwich, Barbara M. and Meade, Conor (2006) Potato in the age of biotechnology. Trends in Plant Science, 11 (5). pp. 254-260. ISSN 1878-4372

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    Abstract

    Biotechnology-based tools are now widely used to enhance and expand the traditional remit of potato in food production. By modifying its functionality, the capacity of the potato to produce, for example, therapeutic or industrial compounds is now a reality, and its ability to resist disease can also be radically improved. Two developments have been crucial to expanding the role of potato: the recent advances in the fields of structural and functional potato genomics and the ability to integrate genes of interest into the potato genome. In this review we discuss how both developments have diversified the remit of this crop.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Potato; biotechnology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 12605
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2006.03.002
    Depositing User: Dr. Conor Meade
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2020 12:50
    Journal or Publication Title: Trends in Plant Science
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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