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Dow and Monsanto Team up for Eight-Gene Stacked Corn

8:25 AM MDT | September 26, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

Dow Chemical and Monsanto have signed a cross-licensing agreement to combine their insect-protection and weed-control trait technologies in corn seeds. The companies say they plan to launch an eight-gene stacked corn seed in the U.S. by the end of the decade. Financial details were not disclosed. Fully loaded: Multi-gene stacked corn to hit the market in 2010. The eight-gene seed, to be sold under the brand name SmartStax, will contain both companies’ above- and below-ground insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) genes, including Dow’s Herculex...

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