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NSF awards new projects for plant genome research
Date:10/26/2010

volved in the evolution of seeds and traits of economic importance in crop plants.

An interdisciplinary effort led by the University of Maryland at College Park that will use research findings from Arabidopsis studies to guide a study on cell-type specific gene networks in Brassica that mediate responses to drought.

A multi-institutional project led by researchers at the University of Florida that will utilize environmental, physiological and genetic data to develop a gene-based model that will help plant breeders predict plant performance in a particular environment.

An interdisciplinary effort led by Michigan State University that will use integrated genetic, genomic, molecular and computational strategies to identify novel genes that regulate carotenoid and vitamin E levels in corn kernels.

A Research Coordination Network (RCN) of U.S. and international investigators led by the University of Pennsylvania that will work to develop community standards for data collection, deposition and dissemination for the plant epigenomics research communities.

A research team led by the University of Texas at Austin that will use existing sequence functional genomics resources--and generate new ones--to identify gene networks that regulate fiber development and cellulose biosynthesis in cotton.

Cutting-edge genomics strategies conducted by research teams at the University of California that will characterize genetic networks that control soybean seed development from embryo inception to seed dormancy.


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Contact: Lily Whiteman
lwhitema@nsf.gov
703-292-8310
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

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