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Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes
mei 28, 2022

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes

Humble potatoes are a rich source not only of dietary carbohydrates for humans, but also of starches for numerous industrial applications. Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are learning how to alter the ratio of potatoes’
United States Government invests USD 2.6 Million in Potato Variety Research
november 10, 2021

United States Government invests USD 2.6 Million in Potato Variety Research

The USDA's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded four Potato Research grants  totaling USD 2.6 million  as part of their Special Research Grants program.
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry
augustus 26, 2021

Unraveling the wound-healing process in potatoes

Losses in the United States' number one vegetable crop, potatoes, aren't only due to pests or drought, they’re due to damage in the handling and storage of potatoes as well. Understanding the wound-healing process in potatoes may help reduce these losses.
Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody Outstanding Michigan State Graduate Student Receives Award for Potato Research
augustus 23, 2021

Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody for her Potato Research

The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce Thilani Jayakody, as the recipient of its 2021-22 Academic Scholarship.
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juli 25, 2021

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice

Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.
juli 12, 2021

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
USDA Announces Deregulation Extension of Potato Developed Using Genetic Engineering
april 29, 2021

USDA Extends Deregulation of Simplot Potato Varieties Developed Using Genetic Engineering

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) potato variety developed using genetic engineering, designated as Snowden Z6 (Z6 potato).
WPC Webinar - January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches
januari 13, 2020

World Potato Congress Webinar: January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches

The World Potato Congress (WPC) continues with its webinar series in its 2020 on January 24, with a webinar featuring Dr. David Douches of 'Feed the Future – Biotechnology Potato Partnership'
ARS scientists streamline process to introduce multiple genes - as is required to make potatoes resistant to late blight
augustus 06, 2018

ARS scientists streamline process to introduce multiple genes - as is required to make potatoes resistant to late blight

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists use to insert multiple genes into a crop plant. Simplot is planning to use it to introduce multiple genes into potatoes to make them resistant to late blight
Potato Processing company J.R. Simplot acquires license for CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology
augustus 06, 2018

Potato Processing company J.R. Simplot acquires license for CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology

J.R. Simplot has acquired a license for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools. This provides Simplot with another avenue to add desirable traits to fruits and vegetables, including potatoes.
Experimental potato delivers bounty of vitamin A and E
december 21, 2017

Experimental potato delivers bounty of vitamin A and E

An experimental 'golden' potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent of a child’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 34 percent of a child’s recommended intake of vitamin E, according to a study co-led at The Ohio State University.
Analyzing the genes of ancient potatoes helps to improve future varieties
november 01, 2017

Analyzing the genes of ancient potatoes helps to improve future potato varieties

Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped potatoes adapt over thousands of years.

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US government approved 3 more Simplot GMO potato types for cultivation and sale

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