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National Science Foundation Announces 31 New Grants for Plant Genome Research

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation announced late last week that it has provided 31 new grants worth a total of $100 million to support plant genome research.

 

According to NSF, the two-to-four year grants, worth between $600,000 to almost $11 million, were provided to universities and institutions across the nation, including Indiana University, Florida State University, Rutgers University, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Yale University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

 

Among the projects being funded by the grants, said NSF, are six new plant genome "virtual centers," collaborations of various investigators to focus on a particular research goal. One, for example, will develop a scientific-community resource for studying genome-wide gene expression in corn, said NSF.

 

A complete list of the grant recipients, as well as abstracts detailing their work, can be found here.

 

 

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