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SAKATA SEED, GENETWISTER TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCE RESEARCH AGREEMENT
Source: Sakata Seed

Sakata Seed Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire a stake in Genetwister Technologies B.V.

Sakata is a world leader in breeding and producing vegetable and ornamental seed and vegetative cuttings. With this alliance, Sakata will boost its marker-assisted breeding endeavors with the most advanced genome sequencing and gene analysis techniques in order to accelerate the development of novel flower and vegetable varieties.

"Through this equity participation, Sakata will have an access to Genetwister's most advanced plant genomics techniques," says Hiroshi Sakata, president of Sakata Seed.

"With the research partnership with Genetwister, Sakata expects to enhance efficiency in the development of its innovative vegetable and flower varieties and to accelerate their introduction to the market."


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