NIFA makes a significant investment in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics each year. The links below provide information on individual NIFA-funded plant breeding, genetics, and genomics projects.
The National Research Council recommends continuation of National Plant Genome Initiative research activities.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program funded research to study genes involved in secondary metabolism in apple.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program funded partnership develops a genetic resource to investigate important agricultural traits across the rice genome.
NIFA National Research Initiative awards more than $4.7 million in plant genome grants for tomato and potato specialty crops.
NIFA and Forest Service program leaders meet with project directors on the Conifer Coordinated Agricultural Project.
NIFA-funded Rice CAP produces four papers about efforts to control sheath blight in rice.
NIFA NRI-funded plant genome research investigates the genetic basis for chromosomal imbalance.
Agriculture and Energy Departments fund $8.3 million for biofuels genomics research.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program funds research to be published on wheat genetic diversity.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program-funded wheat projects to be highlighted in Farm Journal.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome and Plant Biology Programs jointly fund a National Academy study to review the achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program funds upcoming workshop on specialty crops genomics, genetics, and breeding.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program funded specialty crop research on the genetics of self-incompatibility in sour cherry.
A new NIFA report summarizes the accomplishments of the agency's NRI Rosaceae Plant Genome program.
NIFA NRI plant genome program grant enables researchers to develop a new system for functional genomic analysis of plant defense genes.
NIFA plant genome funding helps researchers identify genes required for stem rust resistance in barley.
NIFA-funded researchers identify a gene linked to protein content in wheat.
NIFA NRI Integrated Wheat CAP participates in high school breeding and genomics training through the Virginia Governor's School Program.
NIFA NRI plant genome-funded project directors participate in coordination meetings at the 2007 International Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
NIFA NRI plant genome program participates in the international effort to sequence the wheat genome.
A NIFA stakeholders' workshop on plant and pest biology elicited research, education, and extension priorities from scientific and commodity groups.
University of Arkansas Rice Coordinated Agricultural Project hosts DNA marker technology research workshop.
NIFA NRI plant genome program awards $5 million for barley applied genome research, education, and extension.
NIFA contributes to the sequencing of the rice genome.
A multistate coordinating committee provides more visibility to the national investment in plant breeding.
The National Plant Germplasm System protects and studies unique germplasm treasures for the future.
Plant genetics uses inherited differences as clues to study plant metabolic pathways or processes.
Plant breeding consists of analytical frameworks that allow researchers to create and select plants that are consistently outstanding in desired traits.
Plant genomics uses mapping, sequencing, and analysis of the complete genetic makeup of plants--their genomes--to determine the function of genes.
The Current Research Information System database details NIFA-funded plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and genetic resources research projects.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome program awards a $5 million applied wheat genomics Coordinated Agricultural Project to enhance economic opportunities for producers.
UC-Davis scientists use a NIFA grant to understand how a plant's biological clock can optimize crop growth and development.
A costly cereal crop disease is the target of NIFA-funded research.
NIFA-funded research may help lessen the negative impact of ozone layer thinning on corn.
NIFA-funded research examines how a common algae can contribute to food production.
NIFA funded Nevada research finds "master switch" in plant communication.
NIFA-funds help Michigan researcher develop hybrid superturf.
Arkansas researchers using NIFA funds to tackle pigweed and other weeds.
NIFA-funded research in Oregon may help scientists better understand genetic disease resistance in plants.
The Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes released the 2006 annual report of the National Plant Genome Initiative.
NIFA funding helps researcher understand the gene expression of rice by completing acomprehensive and experimental assessment of rice transcription.
NIFA funds study that developed a gene transformation method to improve traditional chokecherry breeding methods.
NIFA-funded researchers in Ohio and Delaware have made a major advance in the understanding of rice genomics.
NIFA NRI Plant Genome Program Funds Help Researchers Identify Genetic Factors Conferring Cold Tolerance in Wheat.
NRI Funding Helps Researchers at USDA Forest Service's Institute of Forest Genetics Identify Key Genetic Pathway That Regulates Radial Tree Growth.
NIFA NRI Funds Rice Centromere Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Delaware.
NIFA funds Iowa State University project to identify and understand the genes controlling winter hardiness of alfalfa.
NIFA competitive grants program funds new tools and resources for improving Brassica crops.
NIFA funds a conference on translational genomics of specialty allium vegetable crops, including onion and garlic.
NIFA funds sunflower research to understand its genetic diversity and reveal insights about the genome structure and organization.
North Dakota State University researchers unearth genetic difference bill meet to update progress.
NIFA-funded technology research enables University of California-Riverside researchers to advance knowledge of salt tolerance in barley.
Genomics and Plant Breeding: The Experience of the Initiative for Future Agricultural and Food Systems, a symposium published in the journal Crop Science.
NIFA-funded research on evolutionary genomics is a key to understanding mechanisms of genetic resistance.
NIFA-NRI Funded Applied Plant Genomics Coordinated Agricultural Project Updates
NIFA Funds New Outreach Program Targeted to Children: Classroom Activities in Plant Biotechnology
NIFA funds international opportunity for young investigators in the area of rice functional genomics
NIFA NRI funds four new projects to develop genomic tools to advance knowledge of gene function in soybean
NIFA NRI-funded research advances knowledge of Fusarium Head Blight resistance in wheat
NIFA NRI funds University of Georgia researchers to integrate new genomic technologies into peanut breeding and variety development programs
Michigan Technological and Oregon State Universities collaborate to identify genes important for tree development and adaptation.
NIFA funded research enables researchers to discover a new gene to fight against the current epidemic of stripe rust in wheat.
NIFA-funded research enables researchers to engineer wheat chromosomes to improve disease resistance and grain quality.
NIFA-funded program enables researchers to locate a gene that controls grain protein content in wheat.
NIFA NRI plant genome program funds the Interagency Maize Genome Sequencing Project.
NIFA competitive grants program funds Asparagales genomics project.
NIFA grant supports genetic research which identified the gene that gives corn its shape.
NIFA NRI funding introduces children to the importance of food crops and problems occurring in food production caused by pathogens and climate changes.
NIFA-funded project brings imported taro cultivars to American Samoa in an effort to increase the crop's genetic diversity in the area.
NIFA funding helps Washington State University researchers find a genetic key to controlling plant growth.
NIFA NRI student research awards enable students to participate in international rice symposium.
Louisiana State University researchers use new genetic techniques to understand sugarcane germplasm diversity.
NIFA funds research to locate the gene for resistance to tan spot disease in the wheat genome.
NIFA-funded research drives the development of new approaches to the characterization of rice small RNAs.
NIFA-funded research at the USDA Forest Service helps scientists understand the genetic regulation of wood formation in trees.
NIFA-funded research enables researchers to advance knowledge of virus resistance in cucumber, melon, squash, and watermelon.
NIFA provides international legume genomics and genetics opportunity for faculty and graduate and postdoctorates students.
The Public Seed Initiative is a NIFA-funded project that uses plant breeding and genetics to address the needs of small farmers and seed producers.
NIFA funds research on sour cherry breeding, genetics, and genomics at Michigan State University.
University of Georgia researchers, supported by NIFA, study sunflower genetics to help develop better oil for industrial, biofuel, and food markets.
NIFA hosted an organizational meeting to promote interaction among researchers involved in NRI-funded rice projects and the RiceCAP programs.
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