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NC State, Cornell Researchers Get $2.6M NSF Grant for Rice Genome Research

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (GenomeWeb) - Researchers from NC State University and Cornell University have earned a three-year $2.57 million National Science Foundation grant to study genetic variation in rice, the schools said today.

 

The researchers, under principal investigator Michael Purugganan, associate professor of genetics at NC State, will examine SNPs to gain an insight into the evolution of the rice genome with the goal of providing methods for improving crop-breeding practices for the one of the world's most important food crops.

 

 

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