From: Trawley Trash on

Apparently some clever bioscientists have discovered a
method of introducing wheat genes into potatoes. I wonder
how long it will be before they find a way to "improve"
potatoes so they make us ill?

http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=20023131078

! Title: Starch synthesis in potato tubers transformed with
! wheat genes for ADPglucose pyrophosphorylase.

! Personal Authors: Vardy, K. A., Emes, M. J., Burrell, M. M.

! Author Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, 3.614
! Stopford Building, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, M13
! 9PT, UK.

! Abstract: The aim of this work was to study the role of
! ADPglucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPase) in starch biosynthesis
! of non-photosynthetic organs. Agrobacterium tumefaciens was
! used to transform potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L. cv.
! Desireé) with the wheat AGPase genes (AGP-S and AGP-L, coding
! for the small and large subunits, respectively).

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