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Bioseed to Use KeyGene for Crop Traits

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioseed Research India will use KeyGene's Molecular Breeding technology in its development efforts for crops in India and Southeast Asia, KeyGene said today.

Bioseed Research India has generated new traits in field crops such as corn, cotton, millet, and others, and it wants to use this collaboration to identify and deploy naturally occurring genes for novel traits to improve hybrid seeds. These new crop advancements could increase yield, enhance sustainability of production in tropical regions, and improve quality traits.

Bioseed aims to us the KeyGene technology to "increase the speed, precision and cost effectiveness of our product development processes," Vikram Shriram, vice chairman and managing director of DCM Shriram, which owns Bioseed, said in a statement. "It will also help in increasing the productivity and income level of the farmers through faster introduction of high yielding hybrid seeds in the market."

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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