Japan s Ministry of Agriculture Secures Funding for New Bioinformatics Initiative | GenomeWeb

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) is boosting its support for plant bioinformatics through a new project termed the Rice Genome Simulator, slated to start in April. The project, which is expected to run for seven years, aims at the development of a simulation environment for rice breeding and will receive 1.34 billion yen ($11.6 million) in funding in 2001.

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