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DuPont Crop Subsidiary Will Use Agilent, Rosetta Microarray Tools

NEW YORK, Jan. 13-DuPont crop science researchers will use Agilent and Rosetta Biosoftware microarrays and informatics as part of a plant genomics deal, the companies said today.


Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont subsidiary, will use Agilent microarrays and services to collect developmental gene expression data, and use Rosetta's Resolver system to analyze the information.


Financial details of the agreement were not released.


Agilent is the exclusive distributor of the Resolver bioinformatics system.


Pioneer Hi-Bred, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is using genomics to develop improved crops. The company says it has sequence data for about 80 percent of the genes in corn.


Rosetta is a subsidiary of Merck.



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