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TIGR Gets $7.2M Grant for Rice Genome Sequencing


ROCKVILLE, Md.--The Institute for Genomic Research was awarded $7.2 million by a US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and US Department of Energy triagency initiative focused on rice genome sequencing. TIGR is one of several laboratories participating at the international level in the Rice Genome Sequencing Project, headed by T. Sasaki of the Rice Genome Program in Japan. The funds will allow TIGR to sequenceapproximately 30 Mb of the rice genome by September 2002. TIGR first will complete the sequence of chromosome 10 of rice in collaboration with Clemson University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Washington University, which were also funded by the USDA, NSF, and DOE initiative. TIGR anticipates completing chromosome 10 by spring of 2001 prior to initiating sequencing of other large regions of the rice genome.

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