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Dr. Bennetzen to Lead on $11.7 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy

Jeff Bennetzen

A new project by University of Georgia researchers, led by Dr. Jeff Bennetzen, will explore the largely unknown relationship between plants and soil microbes, generating new information that’s expected to be a game changer for plant science. The five-year project, funded by an $11.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, will deliver findings ranging from basic information about plants and microbes to applied knowledge that can be used by plant breeders to improve agricultural crops.

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Norman and Doris Giles Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Ph.D. (1980) University of Washington

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