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Koch, McCarty maize sugar transport paper published in ‘Nature Genetics’

  A discovery regarding maize genetics has led to a new publication by Genetics Institute faculty in Nature Genetics. Masa Suzuki, Karen Koch, and Donald McCarty were co-authors on a paper detailing a discovery involving gene regulation of carbohydrate uptake in corn...
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Gatorade: fueling more than just athletes

When Gatorade was created, all the coaches wanted was something to keep their players out of the infirmary during summer training sessions. No matter how much water they gave them, they were no match for the brutal Florida summer heat and humidity. When the researchers finally...
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Helping dairy cows adjust to a changing climate

Just like dogs, when cows get over-heated, they pant. Long pink pointed tongues hanging down, trying to find some relief. In the Caribbean and South America, dairy cows can rely on more than just trying to find a shady spot, or changing their breathing to relieve the hea...
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UFGI External Advisory Board to visit in November

The Genetics Institute External Advisory Board will be visiting Nov. 15-17. The board is made up of prestigious faculty from universities across the country. As external observers, they review the operations and research endeavors of the UFGI, and make suggestions for...
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USDA Awards UFGI Faculty $2.9m in Fight Against Citrus Greening

In February, eight University of Florida Genetics Institute members have been awarded $2.9 million in funding to test antimicrobial treatments against the citrus greening pathogen huanglongbing (HLB). Now available on the UFGI website, project updates and grower informaiton is...
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Graduate Program Mixer & Info Session– Sept. 24

First 15 registrants get a UFGI T-shirt! Join the event on Facebook
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Grad program Q&A mixer

Been wanting to know more about the Genetics Institute Graduate Program? Now is your chance to learn all about it! Join our graduate program information mixer Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The mixer starts at 4 p.m. Grab a plate while you check out the poster presentations from...
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Florida Genetics Symposium Nov. 18-19, 2015

  November 18 & 19, 2015 Cancer & Genetics Research Complex (2033 Mowry Road) Keynote Address: HPNP Auditorium (1225 Center Drive) Each year, the UF Genetics Institute hosts the Florida Genetics symposium. This event attracts genetics and genomics researchers,...
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Identifying unexpected causes of climate change

A long time ago, back in the days before air conditioning or paved roads, the Everglades covered roughly a third of Florida. In an effort to control flooding, and expand land for farming crops and grazing cattle, white settlers carved trenches to drain the Everglades into the...
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NPACT: Better understanding the protein coding potential of genomic sequences

Luciano Brocchieri, Genetics Institute faculty member, and postdoctoral student Steve Oden have developed a computational program to help generate more accurate representations of the protein coding potential of genomic sequences. Brocchieri is also an assistant professor in the...
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