Potato Grower

May 2019

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 39 LEKTIVAR ™ 40SC INTRODUCING (FLUAZINAM) For superior control of tough molds and blight and broad spectrum control on soil-borne and foliar diseases with no known resistance development, rely on Lektivar 40SC fungicide. To learn more, call 855-946-9537 or visit agbiomeinnovations.com/lektivar40sc State registration is pending © 2019 Agbiome, Inc. 2356-15AgBionneInnovations12h.indd 1 2/21/19 8:55 AM Author Csaba Hornyik is a senior research scientist at The James Hutton Institute in Dundee, Scotland. He specializes in analysis of genetic pathways that regulate tuber formation. Hornyik can be contacted at csaba.hornyik@ hutton.ac.uk. including plant development, leaf morphology, flower development and tissue color formation, as well as regulating key genes under abiotic or biotic stresses. It is important to understand that selecting for favorable alleles of genes might not be enough. In parallel, we must consider regulatory elements as well. This regulation can impact breeders, producers and, ultimately, consumers determining which product to buy with their desired traits, including skin and flesh color. Micro-RNAs have an increasing role in gene regulation in crops. Our understanding of trait development has improved, but it is far from complete. The one associated with purple color formation, miR828, is just one example; many miRNAs that may improve potato production in the future are likely still undiscovered. In the future, we need to focus on complex understanding of biological pathways for potato traits.

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