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Syngenta introduces traits with pinpoint accuracy

Agriculture.com Staff 08/14/2006 @ 10:30am

Syngenta is transforming trait genes directly into its line of corn. For example, it's new corn rootworm event (MIR604), which will be labeled as Agrisure RW upon approval, is anticipated to be available for 2007 planting. MIR604 has successfully been incorporated into Syngenta germplasm to provide control of northern, western, and Mexican corn rootworm in hybrids from Garst, Golden Harvest, NK Brand and other corn brands.

As part of the conversion stage, Syngenta employs a process called Marker-assisted inbred conversion (MAIC). The genetic fingerprints of key markers tell the research team whether the desired genetic material has made it into the plant and what other important genes are also represented. Syngenta believes that as seed becomes more complex, an outstanding MAIC platform will be even more important.

For more information, visit www.syngenta.com.

Syngenta is transforming trait genes directly into its line of corn. For example, it's new corn rootworm event (MIR604), which will be labeled as Agrisure RW upon approval, is anticipated to be available for 2007 planting. MIR604 has successfully been incorporated into Syngenta germplasm to provide control of northern, western, and Mexican corn rootworm in hybrids from Garst, Golden Harvest, NK Brand and other corn brands.

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