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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Color is key in controlling flies, UF researchers find

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Downloadable video is available at: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10837916/20120215_FlyTrap.zip GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house fly is hardly… Read More

UF research: Blueberry wine has more antioxidants than many grape-based wines

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study…. Read More

UF, Buckeye dedicate ethanol production facility in Perry

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many building dedications feature a ribbon-cutting; this one included a front-end loader ceremoniously dumping a scoopful of pulverized sugarcane stalks. It was an appropriate… Read More

UF researchers develop first method to accurately measure zinc in humans

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of… Read More

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new… Read More

Under lab conditions, Salmonella can reach tomato fruits through leaves, IFAS study shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food-safety experts have long believed that Salmonella bacteria could only enter tomatoes through wounds in the stem or fruit — but a new University… Read More

New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Add one more entry to corn’s list of abilities: helping to biologically control pests. Already a source of food and biofuel, University of Florida… Read More

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote… Read More

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The… Read More