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

May 1, 2007

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 Florida researchers. A UF ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bala Rathinasabapathi, Entomology And Nematology, John Capinera, Robert Boyd

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

February 27, 2007

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 ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Brian Forschler, Entomology And Nematology, Faith Oi, Michael Scharf, Termites

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