AgBiome - Genomic Discovery Technology
In spite of a concerted industry effort for many decades, only a small number of unique genes have been advanced into biotech crops. New genes and higher diversity are required if we want to continue to provide new tools to the farmers who are working to increase food output globally. In the area of insect and nematode control, AgBiome has surpassed the published discovery output of the entire field of research in just 1 year. We have identified over 1000 new potential pesticidal genes and have developed new high-throughput platforms to test and validate these leads. Our collection represents an unprecedented resource for diverse trait discovery.