Biotech Updates

Researchers Use Computational Technology to Identify Genes for Insect Control

August 12, 2015

Evogene completed the initial stage of their study for finding candidate genes in microorganisms that can be used to confer insect resistance in important crops. The research team used computational technology infrastructure, particularly a proprietary microbial-based database and a dedicated analysis platform called BiomeMiner.

The next step in the study is to validate that the candidate genes are effective in controlling target insects such as corn rootworm and corn earworm. The validation is expected to be accomplished within the year in St. Louis, Missouri.

Read the press release from Evogene.