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Diversa Receives $1.5M from DOE for Sequencing Microbes from Environmental Samples

NEW YORK, April 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Diversa has received $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Genomics:GTL program, the company and DOE said today.


Diversa, based in San Diego, plans to use the three-year grant to recover and sequence previously uncultured microbes from environmental samples such as seawater or soil using microcapsules.


The Genomics:GTL program used to be called Genomes to Life.

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