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Strawberry genome-sequence will lead to better fruit for consumers

Strawberry genome-sequence will lead to better fruit for consumers

Published: Dec 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international team of scientists led by the University of Florida and Virginia Tech is the first to publish the DNA sequence for the strawberry — a development expected to yield tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.

Discovery by UF geologist rekindles debate on origins of multi-cellular life

Published: Dec 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A recent discovery by a University of Florida geologist may lend support to the theory that one of the defining moments of evolution may not have occurred as currently thought.

UF study provides new insight into origin, evolution of flowering plants

Published: Dec 13th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flowering plants have evolved at explosive rates throughout history, yet scientists since Charles Darwin have been faced with the great biological mystery of how they originated.

UF expert: Biodiversity loss correlates with increases in infectious disease

Published: Dec 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Habitat destruction and species extinction may lead to an increase in diseases that infect humans and other species, according to a paper in the journal Nature co-authored by a University of Florida ecologist.