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Date:4/9/2013

year, $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Gates Foundation to develop drought-tolerant "desert wheat."

Support from USAID will leverage more than $11 million from other partners and fund research at WSU and project-related activities in India, said Gill. The effort will include researchers from Kansas State University, the seed manufacturer and processor DuPont Pioneer, India's Directorate of Wheat research and National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources, GB Pant University, CCS Meerut University, Punjab Agricultural University, Rajendra Agricultural University, and two private companies in India. As many as 35 PhD students and 30 post-doctoral or research fellows will also be involved.


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Contact: Kulvinder Gill
ksgill@wsu.edu
509-335-4666
Washington State University
Source:Eurekalert

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