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2010-10-26 14:31:29

Projects will better define plant responses to changing environments caused by various factors, including climate change, fungal pathogens and drought, and will yield knowledge of the genetics of economically important plants The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 28 new awards totaling $101.9 million during the 13th year of its Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP). These awards--which range from $634,000 to $9.6 million over two to five years--support research and tool development to...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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