NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Partners in the UK, the US, and India have pooled together £16 million ($25.5 million) to back a number of international projects that seek to use genomic and genetic research efforts, engineering, and field trials to increase the yield in important crop plants that serve as staples around the world.

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