Field evaluation of transgenic potato plants expressing an antisense granule-bound starch synthase gene: increase of the antisense effect during tuber growth

@article{Kuipers1994FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of transgenic potato plants expressing an antisense granule-bound starch synthase gene: increase of the antisense effect during tuber growth},
  author={Anja G. J. Kuipers and Wim J. J. Soppe and Evert Jacobsen and Richard G. F. Visser},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={1994},
  volume={26},
  pages={1759-1773}
}
Transgenic plants of a tetraploid potato cultivar were obtained in which the amylose content of tuber starch was reduced via antisense RNA-mediated inhibition of the expression of the gene encoding granule-bound starch synthase (GBSS). GBSS is one of the key enzymes in the biosynthesis of starch and catalyses the formation of amylose. The antisense GBSS genes, based on the full-length GBSS cDNA driven by the 35S CaMV promoter or the potato GBSS promoter, were introduced into the potato genome… CONTINUE READING