NEW YORK, Feb 1 – Large Scale Biology's fourth quarter revenues decreased slightly from a year ago, the company reported Thursday. LSBC attributed the drop in revenue, from $5.9 to $5.7 million, primarily to decreased development funding from Dow Chemical and Dow AgroSciences.

Higher R&D costs in the fourth quarter of 2000 compounded the drop in contract funding from Dow, the company said. Compared to the year-ago fourth quarter, R&D expenditures were up 87 percent to $4.7 million.

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