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Plant Breeding, Genetics, & Genomics

NIFA and Department of Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding

NIFA and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2006, announcing they will share resources and coordinate the study of plant and microbial genomics.

The agreement could help speed the deployment of emerging technologies, such as improved methods of gene identification and sequence assembly. The MOU is also part of USDA’s comprehensive energy strategy to help farmers and ranchers mitigate the impact of high energy costs and develop long term solutions.

DOE will begin sequencing the soybean genome as the first project resulting from the agreement.

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