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NEW YORK — KeyGene has partnered with Annogen to identify non-coding DNA fragments in crop plant genomes that influence key agricultural traits, the Dutch companies said on Wednesday.

Under the terms of the deal, the partners will use Annogen's SuRE technology, which screens entire genomes for mutations that affect the activity of promoters and enhancers, to support KeyGene's plant breeding programs.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

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