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New NSF grant!

A newly awarded NSF grant, "Evaluating the Contributions of Horizontally Transferred Bacterial Genes and Endogenous Duplication Events to the Diversification of Diatoms", will allow us to sequence 5 diatom genomes and 200+ transcriptomes to reconstruct the pattern and timing of bacterial gene acquisitions and whole-genome duplication events in diatoms. The project is the first of hopefully many collaborations with Norm Wickett's lab at the Chicago Botanic Garden.