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

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May 1, 2007

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 Florida researchers. A UF ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bala Rathinasabapathi, Entomology And Nematology, John Capinera, Robert Boyd

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

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April 26, 2007

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Walter Tabachnick wjt@ufl.edu, 772-778-7200 ext. 124 Roxanne Connelly crr@ufl.edu, 772-778-7200 ext. 172 Stephen Higgs sthiggs@utmb.edu, 409-747-2426 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The next mosquito-borne ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Chikungunya, Entomology And Nematology, Roxanne Connelly, Stephen Higgs, Walter Tabachnick

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


December 12, 2006

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Charles Powell, Dov Borovsky, Entomology And Nematology, Genetics, Tobacco Mosaic Virus

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