DuPont Rosetta Green sign research agreement

DuPont and Rosetta Green sign research agreement

9:15 PM, 18th December 2011
DuPont and Rosetta Green sign research agreement

DES MOINES, US/ REHOVOT, ISRAEL: DuPont and Rosetta Green have entered into a strategic research agreement to identify drought tolerance genes in corn and soybeans.

Under the agreement, Rosetta Green will use proprietary technology and bioinformatics capabilities to identify micro RNAs. DuPont, through its business, will test candidate genes in target crops. Pioneer will have an exclusive commercial license for genes identified through this collaboration which will improve drought tolerance in corn and soybeans for farmers.

“We are greatly honored by Pioneer’s decisions to work with Rosetta Green,” said Amir Avniel, CEO, Rosetta Green. “Signing this agreement is a significant milestone for the company and a vote of confidence in its technology. We believe that micro RNA genes have great potential in the agriculture industry and in crop improvement.”

Micro RNAs are small RNA molecules in corn, soybeans and other plants. They represent an additional mode of action to develop important trait solutions in corn and other crops.

Rosetta Green Ltd has a database of micro RNA genes which it uses to develop improved plant traits using innovative genes called micro RNA. The company specializes in the identification and use of these unique genes that function as “main bio-switches” to control key processes in major crops such as corn, wheat, rice, soybean and more. Rosetta Green's current trait development portfolio includes improved abiotic stress tolerance, increased yield and improved nitrogen use efficiency.

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