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CSIRO, CAS Plan to Collaborate on Plant Genomics

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation said today that it and the Chinese Academy of Sciences plan to meet next week to explore collaborations aimed at plant genomics.

The research collaborations will focus on rice and wheat, which along with corn are the three most widely grown crops in the world. Researchers from the two institutions will share their latest research findings and determine areas where joint efforts may accelerate scientific discovery, CSIRO said.

"The research projects that we will be working on together will not only improve crops in both countries but will play an important role in the battle for global food security," John Manners, CSIRO plant industry deputy chief, said in a statement.