By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have won $4.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to study the role that transposable elements (TE) could play in helping plants adapt to changes in climate.

The school will use the five-year grant to study rice, which is known for having a stable genome and for being the most grown human food crop on the planet.

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