NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has provided seed funding to launch a genetics research resource at Kansas State University that will work with partners at Colorado State University and the agricultural technology industry to improve production and disease resistance in wheat and other crop plants, Kansas State said today.

The new center, which NSF will fund with around $100,000 per-year for five years, already houses a collection of germ-plasm and and genetic tools that are used in applied breeding programs around the world, Kansas State said.

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