NEW YORK, May 2 - Large Scale Biology reported revenues of $6 million for the first quarter of 2001, up from $5.6 million from the company's first quarter revenues for 2000, the company said Wednesday.

The increase reflects slightly higher revenue from a research contract with Dow Chemical and Dow AgroSciences. The contract accounted for 87 percent of Large Scale Biology's revenue last year, and 88 percent in the first quarter of this year.

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