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University of Illinois Researchers Get $3M DOE Grant for Studying Soybean Genomic Responses to Climate

NEW YORK, May 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers from the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received a $2.98 million grant from the US Department of Energy to study genetic responses of soybeans to climate change, the university said yesterday.

 

The project, to be headed by Evan Delucia, a professor of plant biology, is part of the institute's Genomic Ecology of Global Change research theme. Researchers plan to use genomic technologies to study soybeans as a model system of plant genetic responses to climate change.

 

The scientists will use technologies from the Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics at Illinois and from the university's soybean functional genomics laboratory.

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