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Spain s Genomics Foundation Funds Muscat Grape Study

NEW YORK, April 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Spain's Foundation for the Development of Research in Genomics and Proteomics, Fundación Genoma España, is investing €2 million (US $2.4 million) in a three-year project that will fund six teams researching the genomics of the muscat variety of grapes used in the production of the muscatel dessert wine.


The study, details of which were released today, will be conducted in parallel with a similar genomic study being conducted in Canada on the Cabernet Sauvignon variety. The Canadian study, which is examining genes controlling grape ripening in response to the environment, is funded with CA$6.2 million (for more information on this project, see GenomeWeb 1/21/04.)


Spain's University of Navarre, with 195,000 of the funding, is providing a cultivation model, a grape vine that develops from a cutting to a plant with fruit in four months, which will be utilized by the centers conducting the genetic studies.



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