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Potato Modified for insect resistance
PhD Oksana Urievna Urbanovich
Head of the Laboratory
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
SSI "Institute of Genetics and Cytology at NAS Belarus"
Potato was genetically modified with the insertion of a codon
optimised Cry3a (Cry3aM). The Cry3aM gene encodes for the Cry3A
endotoxin, which confers insecticidal activity against the Colorado
The term Recipient organism refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas Parental organisms refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Solanum tuberosum, var. Skarb 38-4
- Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Cry3A - Bacillus thuringiensis - Bt, Bacillus, BACTU
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles)
The Cry3a gene was codon modified to obtain a gene designated as
The Cry3aM gene is under the control of the CaMV 35s promoter.
- Resistance to antibiotics
- Resistance to diseases and pests
- Coleoptera (beetles)
- Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)