DuPont and Evogene Ltd. Collaborate to Increase Drought Tolerance in Corn and Soybeans

DES MOINES, IA, and REHOVOT, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - DuPont and Evogene Ltd. (TELAVIV: EVGN) today announced a research collaboration to improve drought stress tolerance primarily in corn and soybeans. Under the agreement, DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred has exclusive rights to several genes discovered by Evogene for improving these traits. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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