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Plastomics, Evogene Enter Agreement Targeting Novel Insect Control Traits For Soybean

March 18, 2021

St. Louis, USA, and Rehovot, Israel – Plastomics, Inc., an agricultural biotech company, developing a step change in trait delivery technology, and Evogene Ltd.’s, (NASDAQ, TASE: EVGN), Ag-Seed division, focusing on discovery and development of seed traits, announced today a collaboration agreement targeting novel insect control traits for soybean.

As part of the collaboration, Plastomics, utilizing its disruptive new technology, will introduce Evogene’s insect control genes demonstrating new modes of action (MoAs) into soybeans. These genes, which were discovered using Evogene’s GeneRator AI engine, have demonstrated insecticidal activity in different assays to controlling insect colonies that are resistant and susceptible to current commercial insect solutions. a significant challenge to soybean growers.