NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogene today announced that it and DuPont Pioneer have extended and expanded their multiyear research collaboration aimed at developing varieties of soybean resistant to Asian Soybean Rust, or ASR.

As part of the expanded deal, novel genes identified by Evogene will be evaluated and validated by DuPont Pioneer, the seed business of DuPont, as possible candidates for further development and commercialization. Evogene's Gene2Product computational platform will be added to the gene discovery program, as well.

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