By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Virginia Tech have landed a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to use population genomics and whole-genome mapping to learn more about the mechanisms that enable trees to survive extreme winters and adapt to varying climates.

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