NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Texas A&M University have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture to use genome sequencing, molecular analysis, phenotyping, and other approaches to develop markers and trait-selection toolkits for improved cotton breeding, the university said today.

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