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NSF Awards $67M to 22 Plant Genome Research Projects

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Sciences Foundation has awarded 22 new grants, totaling $67 million, under its Plant Genome Research Program, the foundation said yesterday.


The new two-year to five-year awards represent the majority of the program's funding activities this year under a $90 million 2004 budget, an NSF program officer told GenomeWeb.


The 2004 awards focus in three areas: detailed analysis of plant and plant family genomes, functional genomics of plants, and databases and tools to share and analyze plant genomics data.


Researchers at 56 institutions in 22 states and collaborators from 14 countries are involved in the projects, which are listed here.

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