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August 3, 2015
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Genetic Study of ‘Co-Evolution’ Could Provide Clues to Better Food Production

Evolutionary ‘arms race’ between caterpillars and cabbage plants helped form present-day butterfly and plant species COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 1964, renowned biologists Peter Raven and Paul Erhlich published a landmark study that introduced the concept of co-evolution. Using butterflies and … Continue reading

June 27, 2013
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All for One: What Makes an Individual

Life as we know it has certain properties that are consistent regardless whether you’re looking at a bacterial colony in a petri dish or a primate colony in South America. Rick Michod, UA professor and department head of ecology and … Continue reading

November 22, 2011
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A Tailored Pair of Genes

*For ancient plants, two genes were definitely better than one* In the wake of the disaster that killed the dinosaurs, the ancestors of today’s crop plants reinvented themselves. They doubled their genomes, and in that single act set the stage … Continue reading

September 18, 2011
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Of Mice and Men

*The genomes of 17 common strains of lab mice were sequenced to advance genetic studies of human diseases* Scientists have sequenced the genomes (genetic codes) of 17 strains of common lab mice–an achievement that lays the groundwork for the identification … Continue reading

April 14, 2011
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UF Researchers Help Pinpoint Key Events in Ancient Plant Evolution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the University of Florida and six other institutions have unlocked some of the key foundations for the evolution of seed and flowering plants. The study, to be published online Sunday in Nature, is the first … Continue reading