|Title: Potato nucleic acid sequences uses to improve potato quality and safety|
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Summary: Nucleic acid sequences from potato that encode the enzyme .beta.-solanine/.beta.-chaconine rhamnosyltransferase (SGT3) are disclosed. Recombinant DNA molecules containing the sequences, and use thereof, in particular, use of the sequences and antisense constructs to inhibit the production of SGT3 and thereby reduce levels of the predominant steroidal glycoalkaloids .alpha.-chaconine and .alpha.-solanine in Solanaceous plants such as potato are described.
Patent Status: Patent issued on October 21, 2008. Link at USPTO filed under patent title "Solanum tuberosum .beta.-solanine/.beta.-chaconine rhamnosyl transferase sequences and uses thereof."
Louise Sheperd/ Howard Davies