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Are involved in the horticultural and potato food chain? HIP are seeking your opinions

The NERC Horticulture and Potato Fellows would like to know the opinions of those involved in the horticultural and potato food chain network and those that support this network, as to how well they think they are being supported by scientific research, product development and technical advances.  Are you willing to participate in trials and product development that will benefit...
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Improving resistance to potato blight with a stack of genes

Scientific field trials of GM potatoes have shown that it is necessary to have a stack of several resistance genes in order to provide a comprehensive level of resistance to Phytophthora blight. The work by  researchers from  Wageningen University & Research Centre,  Ghent University, VIB and ILVO showed that each of the genes provided a different contribution to...
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Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back

Scientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant species. BBSRC funded researchers at Oxford University and The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, looked in unprecedented detail at how  Phytophthora infestans , a pathogen that continues to blight potatoes and tomatoes today, evolved to target...
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£382,000 project to develop first 'library' of potato mutants

BBSRC has agreed to fund a £382,000 project to study genetic mutation in potato; which could lead to improved varieties of one of the world's most important foods. After wheat and rice, potato is the world's third most important food crop. By 2020 it is estimated that more than two billion people worldwide will depend on potato for food, feed, or income. Despite this, the genetic...
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How Potatoes had been Cultivated in European Latitudes

With the title: “ Naturally occurring allele diversity allows potatoes cultivation in northern latitudes ” Nature (2013: 495, 246-60) published the identification the central trait underlying the natural variation on potato formation . This work offers to breeders the possibility to select potatoes varieties for different latitudes, harvest times and markets. Potatoes...
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