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Plant Genomics Research Center Opens at Australian University

NEW YORK, March 24 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Adelaide, in Australia, yesterday opened a plant genomics centre, according to a local news report.

The AU$9.2 million ($6.9 million) center, which will be located at the university's Waite Campus, will house more than 150 scientists working on plant gene technology, The Advertiser reported today.

Some 100 scientists from the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics will help university researcher develop crops that are "resistant to non-biological stresses" such as drought, heat, salinity and frost, the newspaper reported in its online edition.
The Adelaidestate government contributed $8.5 million to the project, and the university paid $700,000.

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