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Michigan State University Lands $4M Grant to Study Function of 4,400 Arabidopsis Genes

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - A collaboration of researchers from Michigan State University has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the functions of 4,400 Arabidopsis genes , MSU said on Tuesday.

 

Under the four-year project, the scientists will focus on nuclear genes that encode chloroplast proteins. The grant is part of NSF's Arabidopsis 2010 project, a worldwide effort to catalogue the function of every gene in the plant.

 

The project will create eight full-time jobs for technicians, graduate students, postdocs, and fellows.

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