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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will use a $5.4 million federal grant to seek and study genetic traits in sorghum in order to boost its efficacy and sustainability as a biofuel crop and for use in developing bioplastics, UFL said today.

The grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Energy is part of a $47 million program to fund bioenergy research.

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