NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Europe has launched a new funding call that will fuel new plant genomics and molecular biology research with an expected €20 million ($25.7 million), with the aim of backing international research consortia to address major agricultural and climate-related problems.

The new effort, the European Research Area Network for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS), will expand on the earlier ERA-PG (Plant Genomics) program, which has awarded €55 million to fund 41 projects since it began in 2006, according to the European Commission.

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