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NSF Earmarks $15-$30M for Plant Genomics, Biology Research in 2007

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation last month that it would award between $15 million and $30 million in 2007 to fund 15 to 25 research projects focused on researching the genomics and fundamental biological processes of plants.
 
The projects eligible for funding will focus on plants of economic importance and plant processes of economic value, the NSF said. Of particular interest are projects seeking to answer major unanswered questions in plant biology on a genome-wide scale; efforts to transfer findings made using model systems to plants of economic importance; and the development of novel tools to enable discovery in plant biology.
 
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