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Findings could help put halt to potato blight

University of Florida Genetics Institute member and Plant Pathology assistant professor, Erica Goss, has pinpointed the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help potato and tomato growers around the world. Called “late blight,” the...
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Comb Jelly genome solved and new neural pathways uncovered

Leonid Moroz and his team have decoded the genomes for 10 comb jelly species, revealing the jellies’ distinct neurogenic, immune and developmental genes are unlike other animal genomes and developed independently. Their research has been published on May 21 in the journal Nature....
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Arun Srivastava, PhD

Genetics Institute faculty member, Arun Srivastava, PhD, spent the past three decades researching two parvoviruses: the non-pathogenic adeno-associated virus (AAV), and the parvovirus B19, a common human pathogen. His contributions to the field of parvoviruses include:...
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