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UF Study Advances ‘DNA Revolution,’ Tells Butterflies’ Evolutionary History


By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths, University of Florida scientists have created an extensive “Tree of Lepidoptera” in the first study to use large-scale, next-generation DNA sequencing.
31-Jul-2014 2:20 PM EDT

Lead in Teeth Can Tell a Body’s Tale, UF Study Finds


Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.
31-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Florida’s Consumer Confidence Hits New Post-Recession High

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.
29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Deforestation Remedies Can Have Unintended Consequences

When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.
2-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Researchers Have Found Evidence that an Influenza A Virus Can Jump from Horses to Camels

University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next.
24-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Great White Shark Population in Good Health Along California Coast

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.
16-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Perennial Corn Crops? It Could Happen with New Plant-Breeding Tool Developed at UF/IFAS

Since the first plant genome sequence was obtained for the plant Arabidopsis in 2000, scientists have gene-sequenced everything from cannabis to castor bean.
10-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Retracing Citrus’ Earliest Roots to Find Clues for Healthier Future

That orange you’re enjoying may have been grown in Florida, but its deepest ancestral roots stretch back more than 5 million years, all the way to two wild citrus species from Southeast Asia.
9-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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