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Grant awarded: USDA funds SCRI grant to develop tools and community resources for genomics-assisted breeding in polyploids

Jeff Endelman (Horticulture) was awarded a grant through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative at USDA (lead Texas A&M University). The award will provide a total of $610K over four years to enable the routine use of genomic tools to accelerate the rate of genetic gain in a wide array of polyploid crop breeding programs, which will lead to cultivars with higher quality, greater productivity, and more resilience to biotic and abiotic stress.