NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DuPont Pioneer and Hexima today announced an alliance aimed at the transgenic protection and improved yields of crops such as soybean, cotton, rice, and corn.

Hexima is based in Australia and develops gene technologies to enhance the productivity of farmers.

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