Late Blight Resistance Genes

Tech ID’s: 07.425 & 07.426

Key Features

  • Isolation and cloning of several late blight resistance genes from wild potato species
  • Genes conferring resistance to the devastating late blight disease, Phytophthora infestans


The technology offered here, consisting of multiple late blight resistance genes, offers the opportunity to protect potatoes and tomatoes against late blight infections with the potential of substantially reducing the use of fungicide applications and increasing potato yields in developing country agriculture.

For further detailed information please download the non-confidential summary pdf.


Granted: US 8,367,893; EP 2179042; ZA 2010/00630; RU 2511423; CN ZL200880108132.9; UA 106345; CA 2,694,006


Foster SJ et al (2009).  Rpi-vnt1.1, a Tm-22 Homolog from Solanum venturii, Confers Resistance to Potato Late Blight.  MPMI; 22(5): 589-600.

Contact: Dr Lars von Borcke

Professor Jonathan Jones and colleagues
The Sainsbury Laboratory (Norwich, UK)