By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer CropScience and KeyGene today said that they will collaborate on developing novel traits for crop improvement.

The firm said that the alliance will apply KeyGene's KeyBase methodology to specifically target plant genome sequences for mutagenesis and develop traits using the DNA repair mechanism present in plant cells. The collaborators said they will initially focus on developing traits for new oilseed rape varieties.

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