GM Crop Database

Database Product Description

Host Organism
Solanum tuberosum (Potato)
Product Quality
Trait Introduction
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation.
Proposed Use

Production for human consumption.

Product Developer
BASF Plant Science

Summary of Regulatory Approvals

Country Food Feed Environment Notes
United States 2014 2014

Introduction Expand

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Summary of Introduced Genetic Elements Expand

Code Name Type Promoter, other Terminator Copies Form
csr1-2 acetohydroxyacid synthase large subunit SM

Nos promoter from Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Nos terminator from A. tumefaciens

gbss granule-bound starch synthase PQ

gbss promoter from S. tuberosum

Nos terminator from A. tumefaciens


457bp fragment in both sense anti-sense orientation

Characteristics of Solanum tuberosum (Potato) Expand

Center of Origin Reproduction Toxins Allergenicity

South America, particularly the high plateau region of Bolivia and Peru

Only hybridizes with tuber forming Solanum species, which tend to be geographically separated from regions of potato cultivation

The glycoalkaloids, solanine and chaconine, are only known natural toxicants

No significant, reported allergens

Donor Organism Characteristics Expand

Latin Name Gene Pathogenicity
Arabidopsis thaliana BBX32

A. thaliana is not known to be a human or animal pathogen. There is evidence that researchers working with the plant may develop occupational allergies.

Solanum tuberosum gbss

The gbss gene fragment sequences introduced to suppress endogenous GBSS expression have no homology with known toxins.

Modification Method Expand

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Characteristics of the Modification Expand

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Environmental Safety Considerations Expand

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Food and/or Feed Safety Considerations Expand

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Links to Further Information Expand

United States, FDA

This record was last modified on Tuesday, January 19, 2016