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UFGI faculty member heads to Brazil to study Zika virus

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher will return to Brazil to study the ability of two mosquito species to transmit the Zika virus. The yellow fever mosquito – Aedes aegypti – and the Asian tiger mosquito – Aedes albopictus – are...
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Kimball–Braun lab findings improve understanding of galliforme evolution, research techniques

Collaboration between Genetics Institute faculty Edward Braun and Rebecca Kimball is producing a veritable flock of papers. Braun, an associate professor, and Kimball, a professor, both in the department of biology, have three papers out in February publicizing results related...
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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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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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