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Bayer CropScience Links with Brazilian Unit in Sugarcane R&D

1:42 AM MDT | May 27, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer CropScience and Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC; Sao Paulo) say they intend to enter into a broad R&D cooperation in biotech sugarcane. The main goal is to combine the expertise of both partners to develop varieties with higher sugar content, aiming to increase the production efficiency of ethanol. Bayer CropScience plans to provide its technologies for introgression into CTC's proprietary elite germplasm. The new biotech varieties are expected to produce significantly higher amounts of sugar. Early research results have indicated increases of...

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