NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agriculture products giant Monsanto and Israeli ag-biotech company Evogene announced today that they have entered into a five-year research and development collaboration.
 
In the collaboration, Evogene will use its computer-based, predictive biology tools to pinpoint new candidate genes involved in plant yield, environmental stress, and fertilizer use. These genes will be tested and validated in model plants by Monsanto.
 

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