NEW YORK, Sept. 4 – CropDesign of Gent, Belgium, and the Sugarcane EST Genome Project (SUCEST) of Sao Paulo said Tuesday they had agreed to work together to search for ways to improve crops, including sugarcane.

Under the terms of the deal SUCEST will contribute its database of genetic information on sugarcane genes, while CropDesign will provide its tools for developing improved crops.

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