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  • Unique bacterial chemist in the war on potatoes

    In fertile farm soils where potatoes grow, Streptomyces scabies bacteria wage war using chemicals related to explosives and pesticides. But a microbial spoiler defuses one of S. scabies' poisons. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have gained new insights into a one-of-a-kind mechani more

  • Scientists find new defence front against the Potato Blight

    In Nature Plants, scientists from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK, report the identification of a resistance gene that enhances resistance against potato late blight from a South American wild relative of cultivated potatoes. The gene targets elici more

  • Field trials with genetically enhanced potatoes

    BASF Plant Science will again conduct field trials this year with genetically optimized potatoes which are undergoing the EU approval process. The field trials will take place at various sites in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. In addition to the starch potato Modena, the company will also be p more

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Potato Potato is the term which applies either to the starch y tuber ous crop from the perennial plant Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae , or nightshade , family, or to the plant itself. Potato is the world's most widely grown tuber crop, a ... more


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