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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES FOR IMPROVEMENT IN AND COORDINATION OF GRASS CROP SPECIES RESEARCH Project Number: 5325-21000-014-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 28, 2006
End Date: Sep 14, 2011

Objective:
Grass species are integral to U.S. future plans for sustainable food and biofuels development. To meet anticipated demands, it is necessary to fully apply all modern technologies to these grasses. This project will develop and coordinate genomic and bioinformatic technologies and protocols to grass food and biofuels crops, and will make these resources available to all U.S. researchers and other relevant sectors.

Approach:
1) Contribute to the maintenance and development of databases and electronic resources for important data sources to include information on genetics, germplasms, and genomics of wheat, barley, rye, oats, switchgrass, Brachypodium, and related species. 2) Develop software tools for processing of data. 3) Collaborate in the development and distribution of molecular markers, maps, and other resources. 4) Collaborate with other bioinformatics projects to enhance the availability and interconnectedness of all relevant data. Replaces 5325-21000-010-01S. Documents SCA with UC Davis. BSL-1; August 2006. Formerly 5325-21000-010-02S (08/01/08).

Last Modified: 12/29/2014
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