In 2012, a transgenomics and tissue culture laboratory was organized, which united together biologists, biotechnologists, and in a short time using RNAi interferences were created high-yielding potato varieties.
Obtaining new biotech potato varieties using RNAi technology
A biotechnological potato variety (Solanum tuberosum l.) was obtained using RNAi interference based on the phytochrome PHYB gene, and in a short period of time, improved biotechnological varieties were created with a number of agronomic characteristics (yield, early ripening). The “Sarnav”, “Desiree”, “Atlant” varieties were used in the source materials. The resulting biotechnological potato varieties differed from the control in size, number of tubers, and developed root system. The yield of gene-knockout potato varieties was 26.6% higher than in the control.