NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has given a $2 million grant to North Carolina State University to conduct genomics research on an algae that may be used as biofuel, NCSU said today.

Using funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NCSU will study strains of Dunaliella, a marine algae that grows in brackish or salty water and if used for biofuel would not compete with freshwater resources.

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