Skip to main content
Email Print Share


News From the Field

Genome Tree of Life is Largest Yet for Seed Plants


December 16, 2011

biology graphic A new genome-based tree of life for seed plants--the largest ever--plots the evolutionary relationships of 150 different  species of plants based on advanced genome-wide analysis of gene structure and function.  The method used to create this tree of life allows scientists to reconstruct the pattern of events that led to the vast number of plant species and could be used to help identify genes used to improve seed quality for agriculture. Full Story

Source
American Museum of Natural History

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: https://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: https://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: https://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/