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Soybean Grant Gives Researchers Tools to Unravel Better Bean


November 20, 2008

biology graphic For millennia, people have grown soybeans and turned them into many useful products. But, when it comes to understanding why a soybean grows, blooms or produces like it does, researchers are left with unanswered questions. University of Georgia professor Wayne Parrott aims to find the answers with a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and a jumping gene in rice found by a UGA colleague. Full Story

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