Category: UF/IFAS Research

Arsenic-Absorbing Fern May Soak Up Toxic Metal to Repel Hungry Bugs, UF Researchers Say

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the struggle for survival, plants are often at the mercy of hungry animals – but one fern has turned the tables by using poisonous arsenic to reduce its appeal, say University of… Read More

UF researchers design folate-packed tomato

By: Stu Hutson 352-392-0400 Source(s): Andrew D. Hanson adha@ufl.edu, 352-392-1928 ext. 334 Jesse F. Gregory III jfgy@ufl.edu, 352-392-1991 ext. 225, http://www.hos.ufl.edu/meteng/1cpage1.html http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/JFGregory/index.html View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack… Read More

UF research: Termite digestion findings could lead to new strategies for ethanol production, pest control

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Michael Scharf, mescharf@ufl.edu, 352-392-1901, ext. 143 Faith Oi, foi@ufl.edu 352-392-1901, ext. 156 Brian Forschler, bfor@uga.edu, 706-542-4282 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As scientists search for alternatives to fossil fuel, producing chemical energy… Read More

Genetic modification turns plant virus into delivery vehicle for green-friendly insecticide, say UF researchers

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Dov Borovsky – contact Tom Nordlie at: tnordlie@ufl, 352-392-0400 Charles Powell capowell@ifas.ufl.edu, 772-468-3922 ext. 123 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant-destroying virus farmers call one of their worst enemies may soon… Read More

UF researchers find new chink in a ‘superbug’s’ armor

By: Stu Hutson 352-392-0400Source(s): Valérie de Crécy-Lagard, vcrecy@ufl.edu, 352-392-9416, http://microcell.ufl.edu/deCrecy.html View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Infections from drug-resistant forms of Staphylococcus bacteria are skyrocketing and have even recently made headlines by debilitating some of the NFL’s toughest players…. Read More