Tag: bacteria

UF/IFAS scientist’s work with Brazilian citrus greening genome could aid Florida industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of the various strains… Read More

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

Captions at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure conditions found on… Read More

Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that thrives under hot,… 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 Marine Laboratory. The… Read More

Bacteria can aid toxic environmental cleanups, may boost ag production, UF researchers report

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new University of Florida study. The… Read More

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows that house flies aren’t welcome around food. But University of Florida scientists have discovered five new reasons why. Researchers with UF’s Institute of Food… Read More

UF food scientists call for new science in food safety

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some University of Florida food scientists say U.S. food safety procedures need to get out of the 1960s and into the era of biotechnology. Back then, America’s scientists devised a system to ensure astronauts’ food… Read More