SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 – Diversa signed biodiversity access and collaboration agreements with Ghana- and Kenya-based organizations, the company announced Tuesday.

The deal with the University of Ghana department of biochemistry and the Kenya Wildlife Service, in partnership with the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya, grants San Diego-based Diversa the rights to discover genes and commercialize products from small environmental samples, the company said.

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