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Fungal diseases in maize lead to high economic losses every year. BASF Plant Science is developing traits to make corn plants resistant to specific fungal pathogens.
As part of the fungal resistant corn project donor corn plants are grown in the greenhouse. The ears of a non-transgenic corn plant are opened a few days after pollination to check the development of the immature embryos. These embryos are used later for transformation.