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Arrayit and the USDA Join Forces to Protect America's Crop Plants
Arrayit Platform Deployed by the US Department of Agriculture to Combat Honeybee Extinction
Source: Arrayit Corporation
On Thursday October 22, 2009, 7:00 am EDT
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/09 -- Arrayit Corporation (OTCBB: ARYC), a proprietary life sciences technology leader, announced on October 21st, 2009 that the US Department of Agriculture in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, purchased Arrayit's proprietary technology to assist the USDA in fighting off honeybee extinction and the catastrophic loss of America's crop plants.
The USDA is deploying Arrayit's proprietary SpotLight microarray scanning technology and high-speed BioBlue computers to identify biomarkers in the honeybee genome that confer resistance to varroa and tracheal mites, the parasites that threaten the worldwide honeybee population. Honeybee numbers have recently dwindled by 60-70% in some regions of the United States, and honeybees pollinate an estimated $14 billion worth of American crop plants including many essential fruits, seeds and vegetables.
"We are pleased that the USDA is using our scanning and computing technology for this important project," states Rene Schena, CEO of Arrayit Corp. "Arrayit is dedicated to protecting American agriculture for the benefit of farmers and consumers."
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