Discovery of "nourishing gene" in plants brings hope for increased crop seed yield and food security
University of Warwick scientists have discovered a “nourishing gene” which controls the transfer of nutrients from plant to seed - a significant step which could help increase global food production.
The research, led by the University of Warwick in collaboration with the University of Oxford and agricultural biotech research company Biogemma, has identified for the first time a gene, named Meg1, which regulates the optimum amount of nutrients flowing from mother to offspring in maize plants.
Rehovot, Israel and Paris, France - January 19, 2011 – Evogene Ltd. (TASE: EVGN) and Biogemma SAS today announced that Biogemma will be advancing a yield and drought tolerance corn trait licensed from Evogene to the next phase of development – Phase II.A number of candidate genes were evaluated by both companies through a joint, multi-year research and development program, initiated in 2006.
Biogemma and Wageningen UR announce a collaboration in wheat drought tolerance research.
Wageningen, the Netherlands and Paris, France – Recognising the fundamental research work from the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) and the applied capabilities from Biogemma, these two partners today announced a collaboration in research and development for drought tolerance in wheat.
The Agreement is in Continuation of the Parties' 2006 Joint Research Agreement
Rehovot, Israel and Paris, France, March 16, 2010 – Evogene Ltd. (TASE: EVGN) and Biogemma SAS today announced the signing of a licensing agreement for the development and commercialization by Biogemma of hybrid corn lines, displaying improved yield and drought tolerance.