Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Syngenta/Athenix deal

Syngenta has entered into an agreement with the US biotechnology company, Athenix (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), to develop genetically modified pest-resistant maize and soybeans. Athenix will screen its microbial collection to identify genes for the control of corn rootworms (Diabrotica spp), European corn borers (Ostrinia nubilalis) and other lepidopteran pests in maize, and soybean cyst nematodes (Heterodera glycines) in soybeans. Athenix will conduct initial development of the gene leads and pass them to Syngenta for further development.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts