Food-safety experts have long believed that Salmonella bacteria could only enter tomatoes through wounds in the stem or fruit — but a new University of Florida laboratory study shows it can also happen another way.Plant pathologist Ariena van Bruggen, a professor in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, published a paper today in the online journal PLoS One, with research findings that show — for the first time — that Salmonella can enter tomato plants through intact leaves, travel through the plant and end up in the fruit itself.
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USF scientist and a cholesterol expert say advocates of statins have inflated claims about the drug by “statistical deception” ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. University of Florida scientists made the discovery after an orangutan treated at UF died from eating snails carrying the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, known as the rat lungworm. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Research identifies traits of predators that predicts their ability to reduce parasite transmission - managing predator diversity may be an underutilized tool to reduce human and wildlife diseases and pests in general ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today’s turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, they might run into trouble. ..Read More ⇒Monday, February 23, 2015
Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to an FIU study published this month in Marine Ecology Progress Series. ..Read More ⇒
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