NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The University of California, Riverside, has received a $1.7 million grant from the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research to use genomics tools and techniques to develop cowpea cultivars that may improve crop yields, UCR said yesterday.
UCR researchers will perform genomics-based studies on the school’s collection of more than 5,000 international cowpea varieties in hopes of developing cultivars that are tolerant to drought and have improved resistance to pests and diseases.

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