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New Web sites make at-home learning convenient for Florida growers

New Web sites make at-home learning convenient for Florida growers

Published: Feb 10th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the most enduring aspects of agriculture is going high-tech. The field day has been around….well, pretty much forever. At a typical field day, farmers or […]

UF study: Rapid burst of flowering plants set stage for other species

UF study: Rapid burst of flowering plants set stage for other species

Published: Feb 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study based on DNA analysis from living flowering plants shows that the ancestors of most modern trees diversified extremely rapidly 90 million years ago, ultimately leading to the formation of forests that supported similar evolutionary bursts in animals and other plants.

Near Darwin’s bicentennial, UF researchers help reveal hidden aspect of evolutionary theory

Published: Feb 5th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although widely speculated, researchers have now shown that the evolution of one species can drive the evolution of another.

World’s largest snake shows tropics were hotter in the past

World’s largest snake shows tropics were hotter in the past

Published: Feb 4th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The largest snake the world has ever known — as long as a school bus and as heavy as a small car — ruled tropical ecosystems only 6 million years after the demise of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, according to a new discovery published in the journal Nature.

Potential new herpes therapy studied

Potential new herpes therapy studied

Published: Feb 3rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new therapy being developed at the University of Florida could, in time, produce another weapon for the fight against herpes. The gene-targeting approach uses a specially […]