YIELD TRAITS

Yield10 Bioscience has ownership or licensed rights to a portfolio of crop trait genes having the potential to increase crop or seed yield. The lead yield trait gene C3003 is well-positioned in terms of translation and demonstration in key crops. Yield10 has also identified traits in the C3000 and C4000 series accessible through genome editing that may not be subject to regulation by USDA.

SUMMARY OF YIELD10 CROP TRAITS IN DEVELOPMENT

Business Area Crops Under Evaluation

Seed Yield Traits-Likely Regulated

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C3003 Canola, soybean, sorghum and corn
C3011 Corn, Camelina and canola

Seed Yield Traits-Likely Non-Regulated

2
C3004 Camelina and canola

Oil Enhancing Traits-Likely Non-Regulated

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C3007 Camelina and canola
C3008a Camelina (non-regulated status granted to Yield10)4
C3008a, C3008b and  C3009 combinations Camelina (non-regulated status granted to Yield10)4
Additional oil trait combinations Research in progress

Yield Improvement Discovery Platform (“GRAIN”) (Traits Potentially Non-Regulated)

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C4001 Wheat, rice, sorghum and corn
C4002 Sorghum and corn
C4003 Wheat, rice, sorghum and corn
C4004 Wheat and rice
C4029 Sorghum

1 C3003 and C3011 consist of microbial genes and are likely to be subject to regulation by USDA-APHIS.

2 These traits are accessible using genome editing or other methods that do not result in the insertion of non-plant DNA. These approches may be deemed non-regulated by USDA-APHIS based on recent filings by us and other groups.

3 Traits in this area were developed in our T3 platform and all are potentially deployable through approaches which may be non-regulated by USDA-APHIS.

4 Non-regulated status granted by USDA-APHIS. Commercial plant or plant products may be regulated by FDA or EPA.