Enhanced resistance to Phytophthora infestans and Alternaria solani in leaves and tubers, respectively, of potato plants with decreased activity of the plastidic ATP/ADP transporter

@article{Conrath2003EnhancedRT,
  title={Enhanced resistance to Phytophthora infestans and Alternaria solani in leaves and tubers, respectively, of potato plants with decreased activity of the plastidic ATP/ADP transporter},
  author={Uwe Conrath and Christoph Linke and Wolfgang Jeblick and Peter Geigenberger and William Paul Quick and H. Ekkehard Neuhaus},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2003},
  volume={217},
  pages={75-83}
}
Recently, it has been reported that tubers of transgenic potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plants with decreased activity of the plastidic ATP/ADP transporter (AATP1) contain less starch, despite having an increased glucose level [P. Geigenberger et al. (2001) Plant Physiol 125:1667–1678]. The metabolic alterations correlated with enhanced resistance to the bacterium Erwinia carotovora. Here it is shown that transgenic potato tubers, possessing less starch yet increased glucose levels due to the… CONTINUE READING