Drought-Resistant Corn Gene Disclosed | June 15, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 24 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 24 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 15, 2009

Drought-Resistant Corn Gene Disclosed

Department: Business
Keywords: corn, GMO, drought
BASF plant scientists analyze corn grown under drought conditions in a greenhouse.
Credit: Laurence Nafie
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BASF plant scientists analyze corn grown under drought conditions in a greenhouse.
Credit: Laurence Nafie

Monsanto and BASF have discovered a gene they say confers increased drought resistance and yield stability to a new type of genetically modified corn. The new corn may be marketed as early as 2012. It is the first product resulting from an R&D partnership between Monsanto and BASF (C&EN, Oct. 20, 2008, page 30).

 
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