Patent Number: 7375259
Docket Number: 14304
Serial Number: 11272952
Date Patented: 05/20/2008
Technology Description:ARS researchers in California have developed a way to eliminate bitter compounds (called glycoalkaloids), which form in some potato varieties.Excessive glycoalkaloids cause many potato lines and varieties to be rejected each year from potato breeding programs. ARS’s gene-based strategy blocks these bitter compounds from forming in potatoes.Currently, no other technologies or methods exist to reduce or control glycoalkaloid levels in potatoes.This is the only technology available that can immediately affect glycoalkaloid levels in potatoes.
ARS is looking for a cooperative research and development partner to produce and test potato lines with optimal agricultural performance.Molecular biologists working with breeders could use this technology.The American chipping potato industry would benefit from this technology.Potato breeders could use this technology to develop new superior potato varieties that could be used in potato chips, and other potato products.
Reference:Please refer to S.N. 11/272,952 (Docket #0143.04), Solanum Tuberosum Sterol Alkaloid Glycosyltransferase (SGT) A Novel Solanidine Glucosyltransferase SGT@ and Uses Thereof,” which was filed on November 14, 2005.Foreign rights are not available.
Kent McCue Crop Improvement/Utilization Research Albany, CA94710 Phone: (510) 559-5796
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Louise V. Sheperd Scottish Crop Research Institute Invergowrie, DU, ScotlandDD2 5DA Phone: 44 1382 562731 Fax: 44 1382 568503 email@example.com
Howard V. Davies (Same as second inventor) Phone: 44 1382 568513
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William Belknap (Same as first inventor) Phone: (510) 559-6072 Fax:(510) 559-5818 email@example.com
Paul Allen (Same as first inventor) Phone: (510) 559-5631 Fax: (510) 559-5818 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Rockhold (Same as first inventor) Phone: (510) 559-5722 Fax: (510) 559-5818 email@example.com