NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Government have funded two genomics-based projects under a new £3 million ($4.7 million) joint initiative that will focus on developing new ways to improve potato and onion crops.

The funding, which supported a total of four projects, was awarded under BBSRC's Horticulture and Potato Initiative, and the Scottish Government contributed £627,000 to support the efforts, the BBSRC said on Wednesday.

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