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NSF awards $3.75 million grant to New York Plant Genome Consortium for the creation of BigPlant v1.0
Date:10/25/2010

t or economic value.

The project's goal is to use the genomic diversity of plants in order to discover new genes involved in the development of seeds.

Under the new NSF Plant Genome grant, the researchers aim to make predictions concerning the genes that caused the evolution of specific traits in plants. To do this, they will generate data, resources, and tools to enable functional trait-to-gene predictions for a variety of plant species.

The project will rely on bioinformaticsthe use of algorithms as well as computational and statistical techniques to conduct research in biologyin achieving these aims.

The researchers anticipate that the data and software resources generated under the project will empower other comparative genomic researchers to exploit plant diversity to identify genes associated with any trait of interest or agronomic value.


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Contact: James Devitt
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212-998-6808
New York University
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