In a joint study between RIKEN, Kirin Research Center and several university groups, a potato variety was obtained through genome editing using TALEN technology which showed only 10 % of steroid glycoalkaloids (SGA) of the starting plant, by suppression of the SSR-2 gene involved in SGA biosynthesis.

Satoru SAWAI et al., The Plant Cell doi: 10.1105 / tpc.114.130096