NEW YORK, April 12 – Mendel Biotechnology and seed company Seminis announced that they have received a $4.2 million matching grant from the Advanced Technology Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce to develop genomics tools for developing agricultural crops.

Mendel of Haward, Calif., will work with Seminis, a subsidiary of Mexico-based Savia, to develop a tool designed to allow plant breeders to conduct functional genomics directly in commercial crops.

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