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


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.

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<p>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.

<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="; target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.

National Institute of Agricultural Botany
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