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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Chateaubriand Fellow to work with international RNA experts to help solve sugarcane fungi

FORT PIERCE, Fla.— A plant pathology doctoral candidate who investigates disease-related effectors from a sugarcane fungal pathogen is a 2021-2022 Chateaubriand Fellow. Daniela Cárdenas, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field:… Read More

Researchers study phosphorus limitation in soils of Puerto Rico

Soil phosphorus (P) is commonly thought to limit primary productivity and microbial activities in humid tropical forests. Many soils in these forests experience frequent low oxygen conditions. Dr. Yang Lin, assistant professor of soil health in the UF/IFAS… Read More

UF economic report details select marine industry and tourism impacts from 2018 red tide event

A survey on the 2018 red tide event was conducted in 2020 for those in marine-dependent industries operating out of Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Charter/for-hire businesses that responded to the survey averaged… Read More

University of Florida researchers publish award-winning findings on orange grove design to produce fruit under HLB

FORT PIERCE, Fla.— American Society for Horticultural Science officials will honor University of Florida research professors for new guidelines citrus growers may apply to their operations. The researchers study ‘Valencia’ orange production while trees are under the most… Read More

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals

Camera traps have long been used to document animals in their natural environment. More recently, scientists have explored putting these traps up in trees where they can capture animals that live in the canopy. A team of 18… Read More

Study: How a unique family of bacteria hides from the immune system

The Yersinia family of bacteria, which includes the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can cause infections that are difficult for the human immune system to clear and can result in complications such as reactive arthritis. Researchers have discovered… Read More