Illinois and BIOCERES Announce Licensing Agreement of Herbicide Resistant Gene
The University of Illinois and BIOCERES have entered into a licensing agreement regarding the novel gene of amaranthus tuberculatus, or waterhemp plants, in coding resistance to herbicides.
The Herbicide Resistant Gene will be incorporated into crops for resistance from herbicide used to kill weeds and other plants through the PPO pathway. The resistance in these crops utilizes a different pathway from currently available crops, and will provide farmers in the United States with an alternative of herbicide resistant crops.
The Herbicide Resistant Gene was developed in the laboratory of Professor Tranel, who is in the Crop Sciences Department at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.