NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from Cornell, the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, and the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Station have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to conduct gene expression studies to improve tomatoes.

According to NSF's database, about $2.8 million of the five-year grant has been awarded to date. Jocelyn Rose, the principal investigator on the grant and the director of the Institute of Biotechnology at Cornell, said that the total budget for the project is $4.7 million.

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