MSU Gets $4.1 Million for Plant Study

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State University says researchers will to use a $4.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help unlock plants' biochemistry secrets.
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.
The grant also will fund a summer outreach program.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    So we wonder where is all the money going?Nothing personal against plants.But there are many needing food,medical help,& thousands need jobs.What about schools issues.The older folks can't even get a raise on their social security.Yet prices are so out of hand.This must be so important.More important than the humans needing.
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