Biotech Updates

Bayer and Evogene Collaborate to Develop High-Yielding Rice

April 24, 2009

Bayer CropScience and Israel-based Evogene ltd. are teaming up to develop rice varieties with increased productivity and yield. Under the terms of the three-year collaboration, candidate genes discovered by Evogene will be introduced into Bayer CropScience's rice research pipeline for the development of high yielding hybrid rice. Bayer will have exclusive commercialization license to these genes for use in rice. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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