Agronomic and phenotypic assessment of the Late Blight Resistant Potato Event Vic.172 grown in three locations in Uganda during 2020
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Marc Ghislain. (30/11/2020). Agronomic and phenotypic assessment of the Late Blight Resistant Potato Event Vic. 172 grown in three locations in Uganda during 2020. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center (CIP).
The late blight resistant potato Event Vic.172 was developed via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of the popular Ugandan variety Victoria with the insertion of a T-DNA containing 3 R genes from wild relatives of the potato and the nptII selectable marker gene. The intended effect is to confer resistance to the late blight disease that is responsible for 13-60% of yield loss in Uganda. Here, we assessed whether the genetic engineering has led to any significant unintended effects on the phenotype and agronomic performance of Event Vic.172 by comparative analyses with the potato variety Victoria from which the transgenic event was developed. Regulatory trials were conducted at three locations in Uganda.
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