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Bayer and Evogene Sign Deal to Improve Wheat

4:03 AM MST | December 13, 2010 | Alex Scott

Bayer CropScience and Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), an agchems firm, have signed a five-year agreement to collaborate on the development of novel species of wheat using both advanced breeding and genetic modification techniques. The focus of the R&D will be on optimizing wheat’s yield, drought tolerance and requirements for fertilizer use, as well as the enhancement of other traits, Bayer says.   Bayer will pay Evogene approximately $20 million in upfront fees and annual research payments over the term of the agreement. Evogene also will receive...

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