National Plant Genome Initiative: 2003-2008
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
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The National Plant Genome Initiative NPGI was established in 1998 as a coordinated national plant genome research program by the Interagency Working Group IWG on Plant Genomes with representatives from the Department of Agriculture USDA, Department of Energy DOE, National Institutes of Health NIH, National Science Foundation NSF, Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP, and the Office of Management and Budget OMB. Since 1998, the field of plant genomics has made tremendous strides. It has changed the way research is conducted in plant biology it has attracted a new generation of scientists into the field and it has contributed new information and knowledge to science. Through development of plant genomic resources, the NPGI has built a foundation on which the scientific community can advance research, not only in plant genomics but also in diverse disciplines ranging from fundamental biological sciences to biotechnology. In this report, the IWG describes the NPGI plan for next five years 2003-2008. The IWG solicited and received input from many sources, which were used as the basis for this plan.
- Agricultural Economics
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering