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Genetic Improvement and Sustainability of Animal Industries


April 25, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Selection has been practiced for centuries using a variety of methods and tools. Robert Bakewell, who thrived in the mid-18th century, is recognized today as the first animal breeder, one of the first to realize ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Ans, Body Condition, Genetics

An aromatic tomato could be looming – a la heirloom varieties, say UF scientists


March 7, 2022

You can scarcely find a tasty, heirloom tomato in the grocery store. But University of Florida scientists helped discover a way to enhance tomato smell and taste. Breeding efforts over the last half century have emphasized traits that are important ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Aroma, Biochemical Pathway, Denise Tieman, Flavor Compounds, Genetics, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Nitrogen, Nitrogenous Volatiles, Taste, Tomatoes

UF/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA


July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker

Wrap Up: MREC’s Strong Attendance at ASHS 2019


August 22, 2019

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s (MREC) researchers and graduate students had strong attendance at this year’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual international conference. The MREC team ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Annual, Breeding, Disease, Genetics, Germination, Horticulture, Human Issues, Keynote Speaker, Marketing, Pathology, Professional, Research, Soil, Water, Weed Control

A Tale of Two Subspecies: Genetics studies of South African honey bees


July 8, 2016

There are two factors that play an integral role in distinguishing between populations within a species. First, an organism’s geography restricts its ability to disperse. Individuals in adjacent populations migrate between one another at ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Amineimanifar, Beekeeping, Genetics, Honey Bees, Molecular, Research, UFHoneyBeeLab

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