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UF/IFAS entomologist gets $200,000 to help develop rapid Zika detection

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the detection of Zika virus. In … Continue reading

UF/IFAS faculty lead contest that connects insects, art

Video available at: http://bit.ly/2jveL0r GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Insects and art intersect in a unique campus-wide sculpture and animation contest organized by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologists. In a project called “Insects Alive,” Andrea Lucky and … Continue reading

UF/IFAS researchers find 2 virus-carrying mosquito species; 9 new ones in a decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist has found two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito species found … Continue reading