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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 8/8/2016

The role of anxiety in vulnerability for self-injurious behaviour: studies in a rodent model. Author information: Yuan X1, Devine DP2. 1University of Florida, Department of Psychology, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program, Gainesville, FL 32611-2250, USA. 2University of...
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UFGI plant biologist receives 2016 Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Science Research Award

Once in a while, a researcher has the opportunity to be a part of a project that evokes interest and admiration from everyone, not just their colleagues. University of Florida Genetics Institute member Robert Ferl, PhD, is one of these lucky few. Ferl is a space biologist. He...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 8/1/2016

HIV maintains an evolving and dispersed population among multiple tissues during suppressive cART with periods of rapid expansion corresponding to the onset of cancer. Author information: Rose R1, Lamers SL1, Nolan DJ2, Maidji E3, Faria NR4, Pybus OG4, Dollar JJ5, Maruniak SA5,...
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Discovery could expand sorghum farming in Florida

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has identified two areas of the sorghum genome that could boost the plant’s resistance to the anthracnose disease. This finding could be a key to expanding sorghum production in the Southeast, said...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 7/25/2016

Rapid and recent diversification of curassows, guans, and chachalacas (Galliformes: Cracidae) out of Mesoamerica: Phylogeny inferred from mitochondrial, intron, and ultraconserved element sequences. Author information: Hosner PA1, Braun EL2, Kimball RT2. 1Department of Biology,...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 7/18/2016

Genome-wide association mapping and pathway analysis of leukosis incidence in a US Holstein cattle population. Author information: Abdalla EA1,2, Peñagaricano F3,4, Byrem TM5, Weigel KA6, Rosa GJ1,7. 1Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI,...
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Science by the Sea: A Visit to The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

  Life began in the sea. For ages, creatures that were mere specks of life spent their existence feeding and reproducing in the same mud flats and heat vents their ancestors had. Eventually, a few species evolved enough to explore beyond these environs. Their descendants...
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UFGI researcher, College of Pharmacy dean to receive prestigious pharmacy research award

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, will be honored next week with the top research award presented by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP. The Volwiler Research Achievement Award recognizes Johnson for her...
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Publications Round-Up Week 7/11/2016

Tissue distribution of organochlorine pesticides in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) from laboratory exposure and a contaminated lake. Author information: Dang VD1, Kroll KJ2, Supowit SD3, Halden RU3, Denslow ND2. 1Department of Physiological Sciences and Center for...
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Conesa Lab releases bioinformatics software

  A University of Florida Genetics Institute lab has created a bioinformatics web tool that detects microRNA binding elements in long non-coding RNA sequences. The software can be used to identify lncRNAs harboring multiple recognition elements of microRNAs. The program is...
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