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UF scientists sequence genome of the supersweet corn you’ve nibbled for 20-plus years


February 23, 2021

Sweet corn, a food favorite for many consumers, serves as a major crop for Florida. Earlier research by UF/IFAS scientists led to an even sweeter sweet corn dubbed “supersweet” because it has more sugar than other types of the staple crop. Now, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Breeding, DNA, Genome Sequencing, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Production, Supersweet Corn, Sweet Corn, Taste

UF scientists make big stride toward greening-resistant citrus trees


October 14, 2020

University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees. You’d need to print 54,000 pages of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research And Education Center, Disease Resistance, Environmental Horticulture, Fred Gmitter, Genome Sequencing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center For Biotechnology Research, Rootstocks, Trifoliate Orange, Zhanao Deng

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