Michigan State University researchers have been awarded a $4.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to uncover secrets of plants.
According to excerpts from the article:
The East Lansing school says Thursday that researcher Robert Last will lead a team of plant scientists to uncover how plants evolve to make compounds necessary for their survival.
They'll use cultivated and wild tomato species from the Andes Mountains in their research.
Last is the MSU Barnett Rosenberg Chair of Biochemistry. He and others will work to determine the specific genes that control chemical evolution and plant metabolism.
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