Yield10 Bioscience will be working with the J.R. Simplot Company to evaluate three new potato yield traits in the next three years. The new agreement says Simplot will conduct the research looking at increased photosynthesis, seed yield and biomass production for the traits. “Simplot reached out to us, followed up and we executed a non-exclusive contract with us to test these gene traits in potatoes,” said Oliver Peoples, CEO, Yield10 Bioscience. Yield10 is new to the potato industry. “There’s lots of improvements to be made in potatoes. The technologies Simplot is testing could be very exciting. Our discovery platform could also be used to improve other attributes of potatoes.”
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