Evogene Completes First Computational Discovery of Novel Microbial Genes for Insect Control

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Evogene completes a key milestone in its insect control program with the successful completion of the first computational discovery round for microbial genes with insecticidal properties. The discovery paves the path for the future development of new insect control products, according to the company.

The discovery round utilized a unique computational technology infrastructure consisting of a proprietary microbial-based database and a dedicated analysis platform, BiomeMiner. The candidate genes will be validated against target insects at the company’s dedicated R&D site located in St. Louis, Missouri. Validation is expected to be completed next year.

More information is available here: http://www.evogene.com/News-Events/Press-Releases/2015/Evogene-Announces-Successful-Completion-of-First-Computational-Discovery-of-Novel-Microbial-Genes-for-Insect-Control

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