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Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice. The findings appear today (Nov. 7) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/26/2016

The Skp1 Homologs SKR-1/2 Are Required for the Caenorhabditis elegans SKN-1 Antioxidant/Detoxification Response Independently of p38 MAPK. Author information: Wu CW1, Deonarine A2, Przybysz A3, Strange K4, Choe KP1. 1Department of Biology and Genetics Institute, University of...
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UF Health: UF Genetics Institute researchers find genetic change that caused snakes to lose legs

  About 150 million years ago, snakes roamed about on well-developed legs. Now, two University of Florida researchers have discovered how snakes’ legs eventually disappeared. Snakes lost their legs due to a trio of mutations in a genetic switch — known as an enhancer — that...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 8/29/2016

Developmental and Evolutionary Origins of the Amniote Phallus. Author information: Gredler ML1. (Post-graduate researcher in the Cohn Lab) 1Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UF Genetics Institute, University of Florida, PO Box 103610, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 8/15/2016

Jasmonate-mediated stomatal closure under elevated CO2 revealed by time-resolved metabolomics. Author information: Geng S1,2, Misra BB2, de Armas E3, Huhman DV4, Alborn HT5, Sumner LW4, Chen S1,2,6. 1Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, University of Florida,...
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Bypassing barriers at the bench: For the Cohn research team, a female majority is just another day in the lab

Marty Cohn’s lab at the University of Florida looks about like any other lab. Goofy cartoons on the walls that may or may not reference the lab’s field of research. Pipettes and plastic containers lining the shelves. A small aquarium housing shark egg cases. But after a few...
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