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DNA Plant Technology Corp. deal

July 11, 1994 7:00 AM UTC

DNAP and Zeneca Group plc's Zeneca Plant Science unit will develop bananas with improved ripening characteristics using DNAP's Transwitch gene suppression technology and Zeneca's plant ethylene technology. The companies plan to develop bananas that produce less ethylene. Transwitch can be used to switch off the ACC synthase gene, which is responsible for the synthesis of ethylene, the hormone that triggers rotting in fruits. ...