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DuPont and Evogene Partner to Improve Soybean Rust Resistance

8:07 AM MST | November 21, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business says it has signed a multi-year collaboration with Evogene (Rehovot, Israel) to improve resistance to soybean rust. Under the agreement, DuPont and Evogene will jointly generate a genomic database tailored to soybean rust resistance, the companies say. Evogene will utilize its computational genomic technology to identify novel genes predicted to improve soybean rust resistance, while Pioneer will use proprietary technologies to evaluate the genes in transgenic soybeans, and may advance leads for further development and...

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