Researchers at the Institute. James Hutton Institute and the University of St Andrews have developed technology to introduce the high temperature resistance gene into potatoes.
Now breeders will have the opportunity to quickly produce plants that are resistant to unpredictable weather conditions that will meet the requirements of producers, industry and retail.
The creators of the new technology believe that it will help to create varieties that do not lose their productivity when grown in the heat, given that climate change is one of the most important factors affecting agricultural production and not controlled by people.
“We have identified a gene encoding heat shock protein as an important factor affecting yield at a moderately elevated temperature. Now our task is to present all the information about it to the developers of potato breeding programs to develop a more sustainable crop, ”said Dr. Mark Taylor, project manager at the Cell and Molecular Sciences Institute in Dundee. 06.07.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX.
Based on materials https://fruitnews.ru
A source: http://potato-union.com