NSF awards 19 new projects to better undestand genetic processes in plants of economic importance

amatically increased yields following fertilization. This project includes an NSF-supported Developing Country Collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria.

A University of California, Los Angeles-led project focuses on the soybean to identify all of the genes and regulatory networks required to make a seed. Knowledge gained from studying soybean seed, an important source of human and animal nutrition and a raw material for industrial applications, will likely be applicable to seeds from all plants.

Another subset of awards centers on understanding the genetics of trees. Trees are naturally important to produce oxygen, provide shade and fight soil erosion and also supply more than 5,000 items in our daily lives--from fuels and paper to fruit and medicines.

Studying trees has challenged researchers, in part because of the plants' large sizes and long life cycles. Three projects are developing and using genomic tools to better understand tree metabolism and development.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis study genetic variation associated with wood quality and disease resistance in loblolly pine, potentially developing new resources for tree breeding.

higan Technological University investigates the metabolic pathways leading to synthesis of salicylates, aspirin-related plant compounds that confer disease resistance in poplar trees.

Mississippi State University researchers examine the regulation of genes associated with the flowering process in poplar trees.

The PGRP, established in 1998 as part of the coordinated National Plant Genome Initiative by the Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes of the National Science and Technology Council, has a long-term goal of advancing the understanding of the structure and function of genomes of plants of economic importance.

A complete list of the 2005 PGRP awards and project abstracts can be accessed at '"/>

Contact: Randy Vines
National Science Foundation

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