Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

May 17, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced they have successfully met an important milestone in their multi-year collaboration focused on discovery and validation of novel genes for insect control. In diet-based insect assays, certain proteins demonstrated control activity against several target pest insects, including fall armyworm, a devastating pest that causes annual damage of approximately $1 billion worldwide. Based on these results, selected bioactive proteins are now being advanced by the two companies to plant validation.

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