Category: UF/IFAS Research

Of maggots and murder – UF researcher says sleuths need new way to estimate time of death

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Susan Gruner savethemaggots@cox.net, 352-514-5006 Dan Slone dslone@usgs.gov, 352-264-3551 Jeffery Tomberlin jktomberlin@ag.tamu.edu, 979-845-9718 James Cooney III jcooney@wcsr.com, 704-331-4980 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blow fly maggots are one of the best tools forensic… Read More

Arsenic-Absorbing Fern May Soak Up Toxic Metal to Repel Hungry Bugs, UF Researchers Say

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the struggle for survival, plants are often at the mercy of hungry animals – but one fern has turned the tables by using poisonous arsenic to reduce its appeal, say University of… Read More

UF researchers design folate-packed tomato

By: Stu Hutson 352-392-0400 Source(s): Andrew D. Hanson adha@ufl.edu, 352-392-1928 ext. 334 Jesse F. Gregory III jfgy@ufl.edu, 352-392-1991 ext. 225, http://www.hos.ufl.edu/meteng/1cpage1.html http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/JFGregory/index.html View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack… Read More

UF research: Termite digestion findings could lead to new strategies for ethanol production, pest control

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Michael Scharf, mescharf@ufl.edu, 352-392-1901, ext. 143 Faith Oi, foi@ufl.edu 352-392-1901, ext. 156 Brian Forschler, bfor@uga.edu, 706-542-4282 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As scientists search for alternatives to fossil fuel, producing chemical energy… Read More