Transgenic potato

Australia's first transgenic plant is a potato destined for use in the snack food industry. The genetically modified Atlantic variety is the result of 2 years' work by a research team at CSIRO's Division of Plant Industry. The transgenic potato contains a synthetic gene, constructed in the laboratory, that makes the plant resistant to potato leaf roll virus, the most serious viral infection of potatoes world-wide.

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