Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology

Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology

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Life on Earth would be impossible without plants. Humans rely on plants for most clothing, furniture, food, as well as for many pharmaceuticals and other products. Plant genome sciences are essential to understanding how plants function and how to develop desirable plant characteristics. For example, plant genomic science can contribute to the development of plants that are drought-resistant, those that require less fertilizer, and those that are optimized for conversion to fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. The National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) is a unique, cross-agency funding enterprise that has been funding and coordinating plant genome research successfully for nine years. Research breakthroughs from NPGI and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Arabidopsis 2010 Project, such as how the plant immune system controls pathogen defense, demonstrate that the plant genome science community is vibrant and capable of driving technological advancement. This book from the National Research Council concludes that these programs should continue so that applied programs on agriculture, bioenergy, and others will always be built on a strong foundation of fundamental plant biology research.Committee on the National Plant Genome Initiative: Achievements and Future Directions, Board on Life Sciences, Board on Agriculture and Natural ... of Technology University of Connecticut Health Center University of Maryland Baltimore County University of Southern California University of Pittsburgh ... edu/ BBSI http://csbi.mit.edu/website/ outreach_programs/summerintern http://www. nrcam.ucnh.edu/news/ positions ... to a career that requires a postgraduate degree (Hunter et al.


Title:Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology
Author: Committee on the National Plant Genome Initiative: Achievements and Future Directions, Board on Life Sciences, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2008-03-20
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