By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Research and hybrid seed development firm Bioseed Research India and KeyGene today announced a partnership to discover new traits for increasing crop yields in South and Southeast Asia.

The firms will make joint investments and initially focus on developing abiotic stress tolerant crop varieties. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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