NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Science Foundation has recently awarded a five-member research team $1.4 million in initial funding to develop a high-quality genome map for domesticated cotton.

The two-year grant was awarded to investigators at Clemson University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

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