NewsPLANT GENOMICS

Slow Start for U.S. Rice Genome Project

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  23 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5389, pp. 653
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5389.653

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

The United States appears to be taking a back seat in an international effort to determine the genetic makeup of one of the world's most important crops: rice. U.S. researchers last year urged the government to pay half the cost of sequencing this plant's genome, but federal agencies now seem barely able to come up with the 10% (about $20 million) expected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This shortfall could cause an incipient international consortium to fall apart.