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Biogemma/Evogene licensing deal for drought-tolerant maize

The French genomics company, Biogemma (Paris), has agreed a licensing deal with Israeli firm Evogene (Rehovet) that will allow it to use drought-tolerant genes identified by Evogene to develop and commercialise genetically modified hybrid maize lines. Field trials to evaluate the drought tolerance traits in GM maize took place in Israel and the US during 2008 and 2009.



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