As a University of Florida professor, Bala Rathinasabapathi spends many hours in the lab and the classroom – not to mention at his office. He puts just as much emphasis on student success as he does on his scientific pursuits.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel.
The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40. ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students are learning how to breed better peppers under the guidance of Professor Bala Rathinasabapathi.
And by “better,” we mean a more savory ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many scientists see great promise in algae as a new source of oil -- a sustainable, environmentally sound way to break the world’s fossil fuel dependence.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Chinese brake fern accumulates huge quantities of arsenic, but one of its genes caused a model plant to do just the opposite, a discovery that surprised University ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Arsenic is notorious for its toxic effects on people, but it can be just as dangerous to plants - most of them, anyway.
One exception is the Chinese brake fern, a nondescript-looking bracken that can soak ... READ MORE
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.
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