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Termites’ gut reactions show how to improve renewable fuel, UF researchers say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation’s most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production. After years of genetic sequencing,… Read More

UF Research Shows Termite Damage Cuts Insulation Values by Nearly 75 Percent

By: Chuck Woods Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Cynthia Tucker – ctucker@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Termites aren’t just out to eat the wood in your home…. 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