NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers seeking to map the genome of Acropora coral in a coral genome project are seeking public funding for their project, according to a recent report.

To complete their study the researchers said they are appealing to the Australian Genome Alliance, a nonprofit organization, to lobby on their behalf for federal funding, the Australian Broadcasting Company's Science Online journal reported last week.

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