Evogene takes first step in microbial insecticide discovery
The Israeli biotechnology company, Evogene (Rehovot), has completed the first computational discovery round for microbial genes with insecticidal properties. It employed a proprietary microbial-based database and a dedicated analysis platform, BiomeMiner. Candidate genes will be validated against target insects at Evogene’s US St Louis, Missouri R&D site. Validation is expected to be completed next year.