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Press Release 07-002

NSF Provides $14 Million to Advance Research in Comparative Genomics of Economically Important Plants

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Biologists will investigate the red rice genome to discover whether it was an introduced plant.

Biologists will investigate the red rice genome to find out whether it is a domesticated crop or was introduced as a weed from Asia.

Credit: Washington University St. Louis


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Economically important maize is the subject of research funded by the new NSF awards.

Botanists funded by NSF's comparative genomics in economically important plants program will conduct research on the maize genome.

Credit: Cornell University


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Researchers will study the genetics of Brassica species like canola and Brussels sprouts.

Researchers will look at the genetics of Brassica species like canola and Brussels sprouts.

Credit: University of Missouri


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