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Nodules on the roots of a legume

UF/IFAS scientists take next steps toward crops that make their own nitrogen


January 27, 2022

Most crops need fertilizer to get enough nitrogen, an essential building block of life. Only a few plants have evolved nodules that host nitrogen fixing bacteria, microbes that convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Matias Kirst, News, Nitrogen Fixation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
awards and recognitions

Five UF/IFAS faculty members elected AAAS fellows


January 26, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected five UF/IFAS faculty members to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research
Tags: AAAS Fellows, J. Scott Angle, Katie Sieving, Matias Kirst, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences, Tony Romeo, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Yuncong Li

UF Researchers Link Gene from Ancient Virus with Plant Stature

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February 11, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from the University of Florida links the ability of plants to grow to great heights to a 500-million-year-old interaction between a virus and a type of algae. “The majority of today’s ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Genomics, Matias Kirst, Plant Genetics, Plant Molecular And Cellular Biology Program, Research, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Trees

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

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October 6, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The improved ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Breeding, Gary Peter, Genetics, Matias Kirst, Pine, University Of Florida

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