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Dow Agrosciences licenses exclusive novel crop enhancement technology
Date:11/2/2010

The John Innes Centre is pleased to announce an exclusive commercial license agreement for technology that enhances the root systems of plants and with important implications for crop improvement. JIC's technology management company Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) is licensing the technology to Dow AgroSciences.

Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), entered into an exclusive commercial license agreement with Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) for technology that enhances the root systems of plants with important implications for crop improvement. The commercial license covers a range of important agricultural crops.

The technology was developed by Dr. Liam Dolan and his colleagues at the John Innes Centre, an institute of the BBSRC on the Norwich Research Park. With BBSRC funding, the team cloned and characterized genes which may play vital roles in anchorage, water use and nutrient uptake in plants. The genes are highly conserved among land plants and the technology has already been shown to be effective in enhancing root systems in transgenic plants of major crops around the world.

"Our research aims to answer key questions in biology and to provide solutions to important problems in food security, energy production, promoting health and combating disease," said Professor Dale Sanders, Director of the John Innes Centre. "The technology was born out of basic research in nutrient uptake by plants and demonstrates the importance to agriculture of answering fundamental questions."

"Dow AgroSciences is excited to be collaborating with one of the most respected organizations in the biotechnology industry," said Dan Kittle, Ph.D., vice president of Dow AgroSciences. "By combining our expertise in biotech crops and PBL's innovative technology from JIC, we have the opportunity to enhance a plant's ability to survive stress, increase nutrient utilization, and provide yield stability in challenging years or
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Contact: Zoe Dunford
zoe.dunford@bbsrc.ac.uk
44-016-032-55111
Norwich BioScience Institutes
Source:Eurekalert

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