NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –Dow AgroSciences will develop synthetic promoter firm Synpromics' technology for applications in plant science under a collaboration announced today.

An initial proof of concept project with Dow Agro has begun to demonstrate the applicability of Synpromics' technology in certain crops, Synpromics said. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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