Basic mutant information   
Mutant name GMP-RNAi
Mutant/Transgenic transgenic
Ecotype Potato
Mutagenesis type RNAi
(Semi-)Dominant/Recessive recessive
Description Transgenic potato plants were generated in which the GMPase cDNA was introduced in antisense orientation to the 35S promoter.
1: Keller R, Renz FS, Kossmann J
Antisense inhibition of the GDP-mannose pyrophosphorylase reduces the ascorbate content in transgenic plants leading to developmental changes during senescence.
Plant J. 1999 Jul;19(2):131-41

Mutated genes   
GenBank ID AF022716
Alias GMP
Organism Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
Description GDP-mannose pyrophosphorylase (GMPase, EC catalyses the synthesis of GDP-D-mannose and represents the first committed step in the formation of all guanosin-containing sugar nucleotides found in plants which are precursors for cell wall biosynthesis and, probably more important, the synthesis of ascorbate.
Phenotype information   
Natural senescenceLeaf coloryellow