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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF Scientists: New Genetic Analysis Method May Unlock Secrets of Nematode Populations

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Robin Giblin-Davis –, (954) 577-6333 Dorota Porazinska – View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nematodes may be the most abundant creatures on Earth, but analyzing communities of the wormlike animals… Read More

Evolution Causes Bad-Tasting Butterflies to Share Appearance and Habitat, UF Study Shows

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marianne Elias – Keith Willmott – View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Competition for resources can cause animal species in an ecological community to evolve away from each other, becoming… Read More

UF Study Suggests Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks, Mites Far Older Than Fossil Record Indicates

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marjorie Hoy –, (352) 392-1901 x153 Ayyamperumal Jeyaprakash –, (352) 392-1901 x170 Hans Klompen – View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Halloween is the only holiday when spiders and… Read More