Gene Technology for Potato in Developing Countries

  • Marc Ghislain
  • Merideth Bonierbale
  • Rebecca Nelson
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Potato is the world’s fourth most important food crop, after wheat, rice, and maize. The crop has high nutritional value and great yield potential (Woolfe, 1987). Potato provides roughly half of the world’s annual output of all roots and tubers, making it the largest noncereal crop. It is part of the diet of half a billion consumers in developing countries (FAO/CIP, 1995).


Transgenic Plant Late Blight Potato Virus Phytophthora Infestans Bacterial Wilt 
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