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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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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 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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Kevin Folta receives 2016 Borlaug CAST Communication Award

After over half-a-year of fending off anti-GMO critics, and even retreating from science communication altogether, Kevin Folta is being recognized by his peers for his science advocacy. Folta is the 2016 recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award. He serves as chairman for...
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Davis appointed associate dean for UF/IFAS research

John Davis, professor and associate director of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been named associate dean for UF/IFAS research. “Dr. Davis is an excellent researcher and teacher, and...
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