NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team led by researchers from the University of British Columbia is undertaking a project aimed at sequencing and characterizing the sunflower genome, Genome British Columbia announced today.

The "Genomics of Sunflower" project, funded by Genome Canada, Genome BC, the US Departments of Energy and Agriculture, and France's National Institute for Agricultural Research or INRA, is expected to cost $10.5 million.

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