All latest monthly News, Breeding, GMO, News February 2020, Research, South, Central America, Studies/Reports, Trends, Varieties

Argentina: Field trials with non-browning CRISPR-edited potatoes start

In a study published recently in the Frontiers in Plant Science magazine, scientists from Argentina and Sweden reported they have edited a polyphenol oxidase gene in potatoes (Solanum tubersoum L.).

After successfully editing the gene, they obtained tubers free of enzymatic browning.

With the approval of the National Agricultural Biotechnology Advisory Commission, field trials began that “will … generate data to register the variety with [Argentina’s Instituto Nacional De Semillas] INASE,” [said Matías González, a co-author of the study].

Full report by FreshPlaza here

Promote your company and services on Potato News Today!

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter
Visit Potato News Today on Facebook
Find us on Tumblr


Tomra Food

Volm Companies

Sun Chemical Corp

Parkland Potato Varieties


Loyal readers from around the world – thank you for visiting Potato News Today! Stats below…

  • 541,059

Receive news in your inbox daily

We will mail you breaking news!

Archive of monthly posts