By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Green and Bayer CropScience have signed an agreement directed at discovering and characterizing microRNA genes with the potential to improve cotton yields.

Specifically, the licensing deal announced today is directed at developing new cotton varieties that can produce improved yields under difficult environment, such as drought.

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