NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Science Foundation today said it has doled out $14 million to several centers to study plant genomics.
 
The money will go to several programs focused on “economically important plants” and will study their genome sequences, genetic markers, maps and expressed sequence collections, the NSF said.
 

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