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Funding acknowledgements.

  • The PGSC-Netherlands was funded by grants from the Netherlands Technology Foundation (STW), the Fund for Economic Structural Support (FES), the Netherlands Genomics initiative (NGI) and additional support from the Board of Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands Ministries of Economic Affairs (EZ) and Agriculture (LNV).
  • The PGSC-Indian component is financed entirely by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India
  • The PGSC-South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru) was funded by grants from FEMCIDI from the Organisation of American States (SEDI/AE- 305 /07), the Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur (PROCISUR), the Perez Guerrero Trust Fund (PGTF) and the Brazilian Corporation for Agricultural Research (Embrapa).
  • The PGSC-Peruvian team was funded by grants from the Peruvian Fund for Innovation in Science and Technology (FINCYT), the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) and the Peruvian Council of Science and Technology (Concytec). Additional support was received from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Universidad Nacional San Cristobal de Huamanga and the Peruvian Ministry of foreign affairs.
  • The PGSC-Chilean initiative has been supported by National Commission of Scientific and Technologic Research (CONICYT) and the Foundation for the Innovation in Agriculture (FIA).
  • The PGSC-Argentinean initiative acknowledges the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation for its contribution through the FONCYT-PME261 project.
  • The PGSC-UK work is supported by the Scottish Government Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate (RERAD), Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Potato Council.
  • The PGSC-Irish work is supported by Teagasc (The Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland).
  • The PGSC-American project is funded through the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Progream.
  • The PGSC-Polish part of the PGSC was supported by a grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with contract no. 47/PGS/2006/01.
  • The PGSC-New Zealand team is funded by The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd. as a Strategic Science Initiative.
  • The PGSC-China was funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (2007DFB30080), Ministry of Agriculture (‘948’ Program: 2007-Z5) and National Natural Science Foundation (30671319).
  • The Centre for Bioengineering RAS, Moscow, Russia was funded by grants from Federal Agency on Science and innovations (state contracts 02.451.11.7013, 02.512.11.2099, 02 552 11 7010, 02 552 11 7045).

The PGSC wishes to thank the large number of individuals and groups outside the consortium who have assisted and supported the work on the potato genome initiative.

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