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2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology

The 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology is held only once every 4 years and is a phenomenal chance to explore both the latest research and core principles of in vitro plant and animal in vitro research on a global scale. This year’s program will offer timely perspectives on cell culture, biotechnology, genome editing and more.

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March 25, 2020Evogene

Corteva Agriscience and AgPlenus Announce Collaboration for the Development of Novel Herbicides

Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA), a leading pure-play agriculture company, and AgPlenus, a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., (NASDAQ: EVGN, TASE: EVGN), today announced that they have entered into a multi-year collaboration for the development of novel herbicides. The collaboration will combine Corteva’s strengths in crop protection product discovery and development with AgPlenus’ expertise in designing effective and sustainable crop protection products using predictive biology.

January 15, 2020SeedWorld

Protein Industries Canada Invests to Improve Protein Content in Canadian Canola

Protein Industries Canada, along with industry partners [Corteva Agriscience, Bunge, and Botaneco], announced an investment of more than $27 million into a canola breeding project focused on making canola hybrids that produce high protein meal for downstream use. This is the first commercial breeding project focused specifically on protein quality improvement. Higher protein canola meal will result in new, diversified, higher value markets for canola meal creating economic benefits across the entire value-chain.

November 15, 2019Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience Releases Open-Source Molecular Marker Selection Tool

In an effort to support and promote the use of molecular markers in plant variety protection (PVP) and germplasm enforcement, Corteva released a simple, open-source marker selection tool called ‘Uniqueness’ to GitHub. The tool supports selection of small efficient sets (<50) of markers from larger databases. The approach is ideal for variety identification applications where a maximum amount of germplasm is identified with a minimum number of markers. Uniqueness is useful for selecting SNP markers across many crops with very consistent results. In addition to the intellectual property applications, the tool is also useful for selecting quality assurance marker panels for commercial seed production.

Last month, Corteva shared the tool at the Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (BMT) Working Group meeting in Hangzhou, China.  To read a summary from that event, visit: 

Access to the UNIQUENESS software can be found at:

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