USDA Launches Funding Initiative for Rice Genomics | GenomeWeb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--The US Department of Agriculture, the US National Science Foundation, and the US Department of Energy are joining forces to map and sequence the rice genome.

"This important collaborative research promises to identify key genes in rice and other major food crops that could ultimately increase agricultural productivity," said Richard Rominger, deputy agriculture secretary, in a speech to the Rice Utilization Workshop.

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