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FLMNH receives gift of 2 million butterflies and moths

Dr. William and Nadine McGuire of Wayzata, Minn., donated this collection valued at more than $41 million. This brings UF’s butterfly and moth collection to more than 9 million specimens making it one of the world’s largest.

Biology faculty member’s paper published in PNAS

Dr. Charles Baer and colleagues’ paper, "A genome-wide view of Caenorhabditis elegans base-substitution mutation processes," was recently published in PNAS (PNAS 2009 106:16310-16314) and featured on Science Daily.

Biology Graduate Student featured in UF news

Ph.D. candidate Ryan McCleary’s collaborative work with Dr. Heard from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine led to the development of a safe, reliable, and humane technique for collecting venom from cottonmouths.

Postdoctoral associate’s paper published in PLoS ONE

Dr. Evgeny Mavrodiev’s paper, "Classical Morphology of Plants as an Elementary Instance of Classical Invariant Theory" was published in the most recent issue of PLoS ONE. PLoS ONE 4(9): e6969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006969

Museum faculty members’ paper published in BMC GENOMICS

Drs. Doug and Pam Soltis’ were co authors on the paper, "Comparison of next generation sequencing technologies for transcriptome characterization" published in the August issue of BMC Genomics. (BMC Genomics 2009, 10:347doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-347)

Biology faculty member’s paper published in Malaria Journal

Dr. David Smith was coauthor on the paper, "Optimally timing primaquine treatment to reduce Plasmodium falciparum transmission in low endemicity Thai-Myanmar border populations" published in the Malaria Journal. (Malaria Journal 2009, 8:159 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-159)