Evogene Ltd. and Rahan Announce Successful Field Trial Results for Black Sigatoka Resistance in Bananas

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REHOVOT, Israel & ROSH HANIKRA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evogene Ltd. (TASE: EVGN), a leader in plant genomics underlying crop productivity for the food, feed and biofuel industries, and Rahan Meristem (1998) Ltd. (Rahan), a leading fruit biotechnology and breeding company, announced today successful field trial results in their joint program to develop banana varieties expressing tolerance to Black Sigatoka (also known as Black Leaf Streak Disease), the most damaging disease threatening commercial banana plantations.

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