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Hokko/Krishidan GMO licensing deal

Hokko Chemical and Indian seed company Krishidhan Seeds (Jalna) have signed an exclusive agreement to develop insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant traits in major crops. Krishidhan receives exclusive rights from Hokko to develop and sell crops containing a glufosinate herbicide tolerance gene developed by the Japanese company. The Indian company plans to stack the in-licensed trait with its own indigenous insect resistance and other herbicide tolerance genes to develop biotic stress-tolerant crops, including maize, soybeans, rice, wheat, aubergines, chilli, onions and tomatoes. The insect resistance genes have been tested in model systems and in vitro assays and shown to be effective against major crop pests, Krishidhan Seeds points out. It expects to commercialise the leads by 2015 -16.


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