NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Université Laval in Quebec City and the University of Oxford have partnered to create an international consortium in forest genomics, regional funding agency Genome Quebec said yesterday.

The consortium will be led by John MacKay, full professor at Université Laval and a professor of forest science at Oxford University, and will address the major scientific challenges involving the productivity and sustainability of both natural and managed forests.

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