COPY-4 plant science research institutions join forces

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis and the nation's three other largest nonprofit plant science research institutions are joining forces.

The centers have formed the Association of Independent Plant Research Institutions. Their goal is to target plant science research in an effort to provide food, fuel and other needs for the world's growing population.

The other institutions are the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Okla.

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