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University of Washington researchers sequence genes of haptophytes

University of Washington researchers sequence genes of haptophytes

November 30, 2015 |

In Washington state, University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of a haptophyte, an ancient group of algae that evolved in the world’s oceans before our backboned ancestors crawled onto land. They are so numerous that their gigantic blooms can affect the weather, and they account for 30 to 40 percent of […]

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USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2011 |

Five university-led consortia receive $15M-$40M grants for diesel, gasoline and renewable jet fuels. In Washington State, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year program will deliver more than $136 million […]

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