NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Monsanto said today that it will collaborate with China's Huazhong Agricultural University to develop novel traits that could increase yield, drought resistance, and nitrogen efficiency in crop plants.

Under the agreement, Monsanto will evaluate and advance certain technologies developed by Professor Qifa Zhang at Huazhong, which is located in Wuhan.

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