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Food Safety Implications of Secondary Metabolites Produced in Response to Biotic and Abiotic Stress by Genetically Modified Potatoes

Institutions
National Institute of Agricultural Botany
Start date
1999
End date
2002
Objective
The project aims to find out if the presence of transgenes effects the production of secondary metabolites such as glycoalkaloids and sesquiterpenoids during stress resulting from pathogenic attacks from an array of pathogens, as well as from environmental factors such as drought.
More information

The populations of potatoes being studied include potatoes with one transgene, potatoes with two stacked transgenes, and control potatoes (some of which have undergone the transformation process but do not contain a transgene). This project is studying the effect that transgenes have on the production of secondary metabolites by potatoes when they are placed under a series of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
G01015
Categories
Natural Toxins
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
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