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Genomics: Transforming the Beef Industry

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September 20, 2023

By Raluca Mateescu, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Genomics is the field dedicated to exploring DNA's structure, function, evolution, and genetic composition in animals. It encompasses the entirety of genes and genetic ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Beef Cattle, Cattle, Genetics, Research, UF Animal Science
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UF scientists see bright future as they seek savory strawberries – and high yield

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June 8, 2023

Strawberry consumers love the fruit’s sweet flavor, and University of Florida scientists are trying to meet that desire, while also helping growers produce high yields. But genes and volatile compounds that control flavor are difficult ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: AI, Aroma, Artificial Intelligence, Flavor, Genetics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Kevin Wang, Mark Porter, Plant Breeding Ph.D. Program, Precision Ag, Seonghee Lee, Strawberries, Strawberry Breeding, Strawberry Genome, Taste Panels, Vance Whitaker

New research could help breed for less “spooky” horses

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May 11, 2023

In the wild, horses must be alert for predators that might attack them. This means that even domesticated horses are hardwired to be aware of danger and can scare easily. Unfortunately, this so-called “startle response” or “spooking” ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Equine, Equine Research, Genetic, Genetics, Horse, Horse Management, Horseback Riding, Horses, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Nifa, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department

From U-pick to the grocery store, Florida’s blueberries make for a tasty treat

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March 23, 2023

As we enter the heart of Florida’s blueberry harvesting season, you can now enjoy the yummy fresh fruit during its finest hours, say University of Florida experts. For about 80 years, many Florida-grown blueberries have been developed ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Blueberries, Blueberry Season, Doug Phillips, Genetics, Grocery Store, Harvest, Horticultural Sciences, Patricio Munoz, Taste Panels, U-pick, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding

Phenotypic and Genetic Relationships Underlying the Thermotolerance-production Complex in Beef Cattle

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November 25, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor INTRODUCTION In tropical and subtropical regions where more than half of the world cattle are maintained, climatic stress is a major limiting factor of production efficiency. This stress is expected to increase ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Bos Indicus, Climate, Genetics, Heat Tolerance, Selection

Opening New Opportunities with a Certificate in Animal Genetics

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November 2, 2022

Written by Raluca Mateescu, Professor of Animal Genetics and Genomics, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Overview The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida is the first US institution to offer a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Genetics Certificate, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Genetics, Undergraduate

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