NEW YORK, July 15 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Agriculture has awarded a three-year, $980,000 grant to a researcher at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virgina Tech to identify the ways in which the plant pathogen Phytopthora sojae overcomes the defenses of its host soybean.

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