Event Name: AM04-1020

Event Code : BPS-A1Ø2Ø-5
Trade Name:
Starch Potato

Crop: Solanum tuberosum L. - Potato

Developer: BASF

Method of Trait Introduction: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated plant transformation

GM Trait: Modified starch/carbohydrate

Commercial Trait: (SingularModified Product Quality (PQ)


Basic Genetic Modification

Gene Introduced Gene Source Product Function
gbss (antisense fragment) Solanum tuberosum no functional granule-bound starch synthase (GBSS) enzyme is produced; production of GBSS enzyme is suppressed by a gene silencing mechanism reduces the levels of amylose and increases the levels of amylopectin in starch granules


Regulatory Approvals: Country, Year and Type of Approval

Country Food
direct use or processing
direct use or processing
domestic or non-domestic use
United States      

Last updated: February 11, 2015


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