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Evogene Announces Discovery, Validation of Novel Plant Targets for Herbicides

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Evogene Ltd. (NYSE: EVGN) announced today the discovery and successful validation in plants of the
first set of novel plant targets, representing a key milestone in its
product program for new chemical herbicides. Targets for herbicides are
vital plant macro-molecules taking part in essential biological
processes in weeds ('modes of action'). The Evogene discovered targets
will now be the subject of a unique methodology for the discovery of
chemical molecules that can inhibit their functionality, resulting in
weed death. These chemical molecules would then serve as the basis for
the development of the active ingredients in commercial herbicide
products. The milestone follows an earlier announcement

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