NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Two University of Manitoba research efforts have received a total of around C$1.7 million ($1.6 million) from Genome Prairie to pursue genomics research, including a genome sequencing project, into flax and how it may be used for biofuel.

One grant of C$1.3 million will fund a genomics program called Microbial Genomics for Biofuels and Co-Products from Biorefining Processes (MGB2), and another C$375,000 will fund the Total Utilization of Flax Genomics (TUFGEN) program.

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