detail view molecular characterisation GMO molecular characterization details

  • GMO:

    AmA1 Potato
  • Alias:

    Line pSB8, Line pSB8G
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  • Tradename:

  • Company:

  • Developer:

    National Institute for Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India
  • Species:

    Solanum tuberosum
  • Traits:

    • Composition alteration > Nutritional composition > Altered amino acid composition
    • Selection markers and reporter genes > Kanamycin/neomycin resistance


AmA1 potato is not a specific event but a collection of independent lines resulting from transformation of potato with either vector pSB8 or pSB8G.

The intended consequence of the genetic modification is the nutritional improvement of potato tubers. The transformed plants therefore express the amaranth seed albumin gene AmA1 in a tuber-specific and constitutive manner.

Source: Chakraborty S, Chakraborty N, Datta A (2000) Increased nutritive value of transgenic potato by expressing a nonallergenic seed albumin gene from Amaranthus hypochondriacus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 97:3724–3729.

Links regarding to this GMO:

Chakraborty, S. et al. (2000)., Chakraborty, S. et al. (2010).

Number of integration sites:

Transformation technique: Agrobacterium-induced

covers integration site(s)

insert only(s)


Name: vector_pSB8G
First Reference Sequence:
Name: vector_pSB8
First Reference Sequence: