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Crowdfunding the Azolla fern genome project: a grassroots approach.

dc.contributor.author Li, Fay-Wei
dc.contributor.author Pryer, Kathleen M
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-10T13:27:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25276348
dc.identifier 2047-217X-3-16
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10250
dc.description.abstract Much of science progresses within the tight boundaries of what is often seen as a "black box". Though familiar to funding agencies, researchers and the academic journals they publish in, it is an entity that outsiders rarely get to peek into. Crowdfunding is a novel means that allows the public to participate in, as well as to support and witness advancements in science. Here we describe our recent crowdfunding efforts to sequence the Azolla genome, a little fern with massive green potential. Crowdfunding is a worthy platform not only for obtaining seed money for exploratory research, but also for engaging directly with the general public as a rewarding form of outreach.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartof Gigascience
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1186/2047-217X-3-16
dc.subject Azolla
dc.subject Crowdfunding
dc.subject Cyanobacteria
dc.subject Fern
dc.subject Genome sequencing
dc.subject Nitrogen fixation
dc.subject Nostoc
dc.subject Op-ed
dc.subject Social media
dc.subject Symbiosis
dc.title Crowdfunding the Azolla fern genome project: a grassroots approach.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Pryer, Kathleen M|0079353
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25276348
pubs.begin-page 16
pubs.organisational-group Biology
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.volume 3
duke.contributor.orcid Pryer, Kathleen M|0000-0002-9776-6736


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