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Dormant herpes virus reactivates with infections

Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system’s attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later. Researchers have long wondered what causes herpes viruses — two strains of which are linked to cancer — to reactivate after...
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Gout treatment may solve citrus greening

As citrus greening disease threatens Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry, University of Florida Genetic Institute members Claudio Gonzalez and Graciela Lorca may have identified the biochemical treatment growers are desperate to find. Gonzalez and Lorca led a research team from...
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Wilfred Vermerris, PhD

University of Florida department of Microbiology and Cell Science associate professor Wilfred Vermerris, PhD, is a resident member of the UF Genetics Institute in the CGRC and is graduate faculty and former Director of the Genetics & Genomics graduate program. Dr. Vermerris...
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Six Genetics Institute faculty awarded UF Research Foundation Professorships

The Genetics Institute is proud to congratulate six faculty members who received the distinguished University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship. The three-year UFRF Professorships are awarded to tenured full-time associate and full professors. Selection is based...
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The 2014 UFGI Equipment Grant application is now open

Overview The UFGI Equipment Grant Program will periodically have calls for applications for new equipment purchases. The goal of the program is to provide UFGI members with access to critical, shared instrumentation that can foster new research directions, promote collaborations...
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UFGI faculty member part of fern evolution discovery

As one of the oldest plants on earth, ferns have continued to flourish using a novel chimeric photoreceptor gene called neochrome to evolve and survive in the shade beneath forests’ canopies. UFGI member Douglas Soltis, distinguished professor at the Florida Museum of Natural...
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UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund Program

The UF Informatics Institute (UFII) invites interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research projects with potential for extramural support. Projects should be related to information representation/analysis/mining in any discipline of research. To be competitive, proposals must be...
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Explore Magazine: Bridging Disciplines

Dr. Patrick Concannon, director of the UF Genetics Institute, is featured in the latest edition of Explore Magazine. The magazine is the UF Office of Research’s quarterly publication. Read more about Dr. Concannon’s research and vision for the Genetics Institute.  
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Providing insight into the evolution of flowering plants

New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops By Stephenie Livingston, Florida Museum of Natural History University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time, potentially...
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