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Horticultural sciences professor named president-elect to space research society

University of Florida Genetics Institute member Anna-Lisa Paul, PhD, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. The ASGSR is a collection of international researchers dedicated to promoting the study of “how living organisms and...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 11/07/2016

Identification of Two Heritable Cross-Disorder Endophenotypes for Tourette Syndrome. Author information: Darrow SM1, Hirschtritt ME1, Davis LK1, Illmann C1, Osiecki L1, Grados M1, Sandor P1, Dion Y1, King R1, Pauls D1, Budman CL1, Cath DC1, Greenberg E1, Lyon GJ1, Yu D1, McGrath...
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Settles lab publishes study about parent-of-origin effect loci in maize

Mutations are nothing new in genetics. But what does it mean when irregularities are standard operating procedure? UF Genetics Institute member Mark Settles, PhD, professor in the department of horticultural sciences, addresses the issue of genetic irregularities as they occur in...
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UFGI plant biologist receives 2016 Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Science Research Award

Once in a while, a researcher has the opportunity to be a part of a project that evokes interest and admiration from everyone, not just their colleagues. University of Florida Genetics Institute member Robert Ferl, PhD, is one of these lucky few. Ferl is a space biologist. He...
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Social media boosts Klee tomato research program

Researcher Harry Klee has spent the last dozen years working to breed taste back into tomatoes. He thinks grocery store tomatoes taste like “wet cardboard.” Modern breeding strategies haven’t prioritized flavor. It doesn’t much matter what produce tastes like, if it’s a bruised,...
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