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August 28, 2014
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New Plant Species from the Heart of Texas

Wrongly ID’d since ’74, Only Three Specimens Known Collectors found the first two specimens of the prickly plant in 1974 and 1990 in west Texas. Then, for two decades, the 14-inch-tall plant was identified wrongly as one species, then another … Continue reading

November 22, 2012
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Making Farm Fresh Affordable

New Food Bank program makes local produce accessible to low-income community “We want to make sure you have access to the best produce,” says University of Delaware anthropology senior Dan Reyes. “To locally-, naturally- and organically-grown fruits and vegetables. Pesticide-free. … Continue reading

September 15, 2011
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When Plants Go Polyploid

*Plant lineages with multiple copies of their genetic information face higher extinction rates than their relatives, researchers report in Science magazine.* While duplication of hereditary information is a relatively rare event in animal evolution, it is common in plants. Potatoes, … Continue reading

January 30, 2011
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South American Beetle Released by UF Researchers Benefits Florida Ranchers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known as TSA, that takes over pastures, elbowing out the … Continue reading