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Biotechnology Briefs

Bayer CropScience and Dutch-based KeyGene have entered into a multi-year agreement to work together on traits in key crops, including wheat, canola, rice and cotton. The collaboration will give Bayer access to KeyGene’s discovery pipeline and mutagenesis process to identify and improve genes associated with novel traits such as drought tolerance. Bayer will then be able to introduce new wheat varieties based on the improved traits, according to an April 23 news release ( ).


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