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NSF Program Announcement for Arabidopsis Sequencing

Mike Cherry cherry at genome.Stanford.EDU
Mon Jan 26 11:50:25 EST 1998

The National Science Foundation has posted the announcement for the
accelerated sequencing of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome.

The announcement is available at the URL:


The intro paragraph from the announcement says:

        The purpose of this program announcement is to solicit
    proposals to continue the systematic sequencing of the genome of
    Arabidopsis thaliana. The ultimate goal of this project is to
    sequence the entire Arabidopsis genome within a reasonable time
    frame, maximally by the year 2000. This program represents a
    component of the new NSF Plant Genome Research Program. The overall
    objective of the Plant Genome Research Program is to support
    research on the structure, organization and function of plant
    genomes, and to accelerate the acquisition and utilization of new
    knowledge and innovative technologies that will aid in developing a
    more complete elucidation of basic biological processes in plants.

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