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UFGI publications round-up week 12/19/2016

Factors That Influence the Quality of RNA From the Pancreas of Organ Donors. Author information: Philips T1, Kusmartseva I, Gerling IC, Campbell-Thompson M, Wasserfall C, Pugliese A, Longmate JA, Schatz DA, Atkinson MA, Kaddis JS. 1From the *Departments of Pathology, Immunology,...
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Q&A with Enrico Barrozo

Genetics & Genomics Graduate Student in the lab of David Bloom, a UFGI faculty member and professor in the department of molecular genetics and microbiology Barrozo joined the program in 2015 This interview has been condensed, and edited, for clarity Can you tell me about the...
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UFGI dairy researcher identifies genomic regions associated with bull fertility

With an eye on increasing milk production, dairy farmers have spent the last 50 years prioritizing cows who are good milkers. However, this has come with an unforeseen cost– a rise in fertility problems that make it more difficult for cows to get pregnant. Something they must do...
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UFGI publications round-up week 12/12/2016

Genome editing of the disease susceptibility gene CsLOB1 in citrus confers resistance to citrus canker. Author information: Jia H1, Zhang Y1, Orbovic V1, Xu J1, White F2, Jones J2, Wang N1. 1Citrus Research and Education Center, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science,...
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Intragenic precision breeding enhances sugarcane for producing biofuel

A University of Florida Genetics Institute member has identified a way to breed sugarcane that will increase ethanol yields from its biomass. Sugarcane biomass is converted into energy through one of two ways– by burning in a sugar mill, or by extracting the sugars for ethanol...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 12/05/2016

Targeting iodothyronine deiodinases locally in the retina is a therapeutic strategy for retinal degeneration. Author information: Yang F1, Ma H1, Belcher J1, Butler MR1, Redmond TM2, Boye SL3,4, Hauswirth WW3,4, Ding XQ5. 1Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health...
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Wrangling the equine genome with UFGI member Samantha Brooks

Samantha Brooks, PhD, scares baby horses for a living. In her defense, it’s just a little fright, and it is for science. Brooks, an assistant professor in the department of animal sciences, studies equine genetics as a member of the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Her...
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UF Health– UFGI researcher elected as fellow of prominent scientific group

Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which recognizes those who make distinguished scientific advances. Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., is director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics and a professor in the UF...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 11/28/2016

Development of a Quantitative PCR Assay for Differentiating the Agent of Heartwater Disease, Ehrlichia ruminantium, from the Panola Mountain Ehrlichia. Author information: Sayler KA1,2, Loftis AD3, Mahan SM4,5, Barbet AF4. 1Department of Physiological Sciences, College of...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 11/21/2016

Transgenic mice overexpressing the ALS-linked protein Matrin 3 develop a profound muscle phenotype. Author information: Moloney C1,2, Rayaprolu S1,2, Howard J1,2, Fromholt S1,2, Brown H1,2, Collins M1,2, Cabrera M1,2, Duffy C1,2, Siemienski Z1,2, Miller D1,2, Swanson MS3,...
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