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Human Genome News, September-December 1995; 7(3-4):19

Request for Arabidopsis Sequencing Proposals

NSF, DOE, and USDA have been soliciting proposals to begin - systematically sequencing the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. The project's ultimate goal is to complete the entire sequence within a reasonable time, by 2004 at the latest. To minimize duplication of effort and maximize efficient use of available resources, the project will be coordinated with other ongoing U.S. efforts, including NIH human genome and USDA plant genome research, and with other international programs.

Up to three 3-year awards are expected to be made in FY 1996, contingent on proposal quality and fund availability. Applications due to NSF by January 16, 1996. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with a project officer. [NSF: Machi Dilworth (703/306-1422,; USDA: Edward Kaleikau (202/401-1901,; or DOE: Gregory - Dilworth (301/903-2873,]

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