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Dow AgroSciences Gains New Plant Technology License, Ups SmartStax Production

8:34 AM MDT | November 2, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow AgroSciences says it has entered into an exclusive commercial license agreement with Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL; Norwich, U.K.) for technology that enhances the root systems of plants with important implications for crop improvement. The technology clones and characterizes genes which may play vital roles in anchorage, water use, and nutrient uptake in plants. The genes are highly conserved among land plants, and the technology has been shown to be effective in enhancing root systems in transgenic plants of major crops around the world.   “By...

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