Rasi Seeds, Evogene ink rice R&D pact

June 19, 2012 |

In India and Israel, Rasi Seeds and Evogene announced a collaboration, focused on increasing yield and drought tolerance in rice. Pursuant to the collaboration agreement, candidate genes discovered by Evogene for these key traits will be introduced into Rasi Seeds pipeline for the development of improved hybrid rice. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Under the collaboration, Rasi Seeds will be granted a license to candidate genes, identified and prioritized through Evogene’s ATHLETE computational genomic technology and validated in model plants. Rasi Seeds will integrate the licensed genes into its R&D pipeline and evaluate them in rice field trials.

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