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


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

Hair Coat Characteristics and Thermotolerance in Florida Beef Cattle


October 28, 2022

By Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Professor Importance of heat stress Heat stress is a major cause of economic loss for beef cattle producers in tropical and subtropical environments, including Florida. Bos indicus genetics are commonly introduced ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Ans, Genetics, Heat Stress, Heat Tolerance, Livestock
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Ancient origins of donkeys discovered

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September 14, 2022

The horse has cemented its place in history as a companion animal, athlete, mode of transportation and more. Sometimes overlooked, the donkey has its own unique and significant history, which tells how it evolved right alongside humans. New ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Equine, Equine Research, Genetics, Genome, Genome Sequencing, History, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department

UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries

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August 10, 2022

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Compounds, Consumers, Flavor, Genetics, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Seedlings, Strawberries, Taste, Vance Whitaker, Zhen Fan
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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

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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

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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

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