NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Brazilian agricultural technology firm FuturaGene said today that the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will test FuturaGene's plant yield technology on staple crops grown by farmers in Asia, Africa, and Brazil.

Under the new agreement, the St. Louis-based Danforth Center will use FuturaGene's gene discovery and yield and processability enhancement platforms to boost plant biomass levels and to develop crops that are better feedstocks.

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