Transformation in Potato

  • M. Yamamoto
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 9)


Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is an important world food crop. It is produced in 130 countries where three quarters of the world’s population live. It is grown as a major source of food in most countries with a temperate climate. World production of potatoes is 254 861 000 metric tons (United Nations 1982). Until recently, most world potato production was in Europe, but it has now increased most rapidly in Far Eastern countries, such as China, India, and Indonesia. China alone produces 56 million tons of potatoes, Indonesia 9 million tons, and Turkey 3 million tons. At present, potato consumption in developing countries is doubling every 10 to 15 years (International Potato Center, CIP 1984, United Nations 1982).


Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase Susceptible Cultivar Phytophthora Infestans Irish Cobbler Potato Leave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yamamoto
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Pathology, College of AgricultureKyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan

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