Business / Agriculture / Genome: All the genetic material in the chromosomes of a particular organism. USDA’s research agencies have a Plant Genome Mapping Program to identify, characterize, and map the position of agriculturally important genes on the chromosomes of plants grown as crops or trees in order to better use these genes for improving the characteristics of the plant (resistance to disease, higher yields, etc.) Through breeding.
Science / Biology / Human Genome Project: Federally funded project to determine the DNA base sequence of every gene in the human genome. MORE
Science / Genetics / Genome Project: Research and technology-development effort aimed at mapping and sequencing the genome of human beings and certain model organisms. MORE