NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced that it intends to award $15.4 million in grant funding over the next three years to support research using genomic and other technologies to improve the yield potential of wheat.

The agency is seeking grant applications for projects with a particular focus on the use of new technologies that could enable breakthroughs in wheat breeding, as well as on discoveries that lead to greater grain size, set, and filling during and after embryo formation without compromising grain protein concentration.

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