B/CH/14/01 (B14001): Application to release genetically modified potato strains with improved potato late blight resistance for experimental purposes

Request authorised 21.04.2015.

Publication in the Federal Law Gazette (BBl):

Applicant: Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences ISS and Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS

Organism: Potato

Property: Resistance to late blight of potato

Genetic modification:

- Late blight resistance gene

  1. Promoter: native promotor from the respective Rpi gene;
  2. Late blight resistance gene: different Rpi genes from wild potatoes;
  3. Terminator: native terminator from the respective Rpi gene.

- Marker gene

These cisgenic potato lines have been produced without introducing marker genes into the plants.

Purpose of experiment:

  • Testing of the resistance against local (Swiss) isolates of the pathogen;
  • Analysis of the phenotypic properties;
  • Clarification of biosafety aspects.

Location of experiment:

  • Protected site of Agroscope at the site in Zurich, Reckenholz, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich

Duration of experiment: March 2015 to October 2019

Legal basis:

  • Gene Technology Act (GTA)
  • Release Ordinance (RO)



Last modification 28.02.2023

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