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Bayer CropScience, KeyGene to develop improved crop varieties

10:58 AM MDT | April 23, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

Bayer CropScience and KeyGene (Wageningen, Netherlands) have announced a joint research program to develop improved crop varieties. The program will initially concentrate on wheat, but could be extended to other major crops, such as canola, rice, and cotton. The aim of the collaboration is more efficient and sustainable production of wheat. Financial details were not disclosed. Bayer will access KeyGene's discovery pipeline KeySeeQ, enabling identification of genes associated with traits such as drought tolerance. The genes can then be modified using KeyPoint...

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