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NSF National Plant Genome Research Program 2002 Budget

Awarded Universities

The Floral Genome Project/ $7,399,286/5 yrs
Pennsylvania State University (lead)                
Cornell University
University of Alabama
University of Florida           
University of Michigan

Tomato as model for comparative and functional genomics/ $6,499,895/5 yrs
Cornell University (lead)                                  
Boyce Thompson Institute
Clemson University

Whole genome analysis of pathogen/host recognition and responses in Rice BLAST pathosystem/ $5,860,002/4 yrs
North Carolina State University (lead)           
Clemson University
Ohio State University
Purdue University
Texas A&M University
University of Arizona
University of Kentucky

Medicago Truncatula genome/ $5,803,691/4 yrs
University of California, Davis (lead)               
The Institute for Genomic Research
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Regulation of Inflorescence Architecture in Maize/ $5,343,199/5 yrs
University of California, Berkeley (lead)         
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Iowa State University
University of Illinois, Urbana
University of Missouri, Columbia 

Low temperature regulatory circuits in higher plants/ $5,072,963/5 yrs
Michigan State University (lead)                       
Ohio State University
Oregon State University 

Maize Transformation Systems/ $4,227,981/5 yrs
Iowa State University (lead)                     
North Carolina State University                  
Purdue University
University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Genomic Analysis of Plant Water Use Efficiency /$3,995,267/4 yrs
Boyce Thompson Institute (lead)                       
Cornell University
Oklahoma State University

Grass Genome Biodiversity /$3,962,498/4 yrs
University of Georgia (lead)                              
Clemson University
Cornell University 

Functional genomics and bioinformatics in a model legume /$3,587,432/4 yrs
VA Polytechnic Institute (lead)                           
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
South Eastern Oklahoma State University

Functional analysis of the sorghum transcriptome /$3,576,195/3 yrs
University of Georgia (lead)                            
Texas A&M University        

A radiation hybrid system for mapping the corn genome /$3,081,245/4 yrs 
University of Minnesota Twin Cities                  

Sequence, evolution and expression of mitochondrial genomes of Zea /$2,339,813/3 yrs
University of Missouri Columbia (lead)             
University of Utah
Washington University 

Transposon mutagenesis of the maize gene space /$1,990,821/4 yrs
Cold Spring Harbor labs                                    

Gene targeting in plants /$1,564,877/3 yrs
University of Utah                                                

Functional genomics of barley /$1,532,663/5 yrs
University of California, Berkeley (lead)          
Oregon State University

Linking rice, aradopsis and grasses to explore natural genetic variation /$1,365,830/3 yrs
Cornell University                                              

Exploiting model cereal genomics /$1,132,318/4 yrs
University of Georgia (lead)                           
Texas A&M

Signature sequencing for quantitative expression analysis and gene discovery /$952,441/2 yrs            
University of California, Davis                            

Functional genomics of rice /$500,000/2 yrs
Kansas State University (lead)                          
Iowa State University
Ohio State University
University of California, Davis

Functional genomics of cellulose synthesis /$471,134/1 yr
University of California, Davis                           
Alabama A&M University  
Michigan Technological University
Texas Tech University
University of Rhode Island

Comparative genomics of angiosperm MADS-box genes /$435,432/2 yrs  
Yale University                                                     

Plant genome database and analysis tools /$158,996/2 yrs
Iowa State University                                          

Source: The National Science Foundation

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