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Green Fruit, Deep Roots

by September 22, 2011
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Wake Forest University’s Campus Garden overflows with tomatoes. But, with names like Never Ripe and Green Ripe, many will never be the rich, red orbs you’d slice up for sandwiches. These tomatoes – mutant varieties bred for research – will help Gloria K. Muday, Ph.D., a professor of biology, determine Read more »

Location, Location, Location

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Arts & Sciences Faculty Portraits 2011

Just how many plant species are threatened by land development in the Amazon? Biology Professor Miles Silman and research Ken Feeley published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the degree to which plant species are threatened is highly location dependent.  The article in Read more »

Tropical Plant Collections May Predicting Climate Impacts

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Missing Pieces David Malakoff | January 27, 2011  | Conservation Magazine Sparse tropical plant collections complicate efforts to predict climate impacts Want to know if that Amazonian orchid you love so much is likely to survive a warming climate? Don’t hold your breath. Efforts to create models that predict how Read more »

William Smith Receives National Science Foundation Funding for Studies of Carbon/Water Relations at Treeline

by September 18, 2011

Congratulations to Bill Smith, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative RUI Proposal: Effects of Contrasting Cloud Regimes on Plant Carbon/Water Relations at Treeline” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Mutant Green Tomatoes

by October 6, 2010
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    TECHJOURNAL.ORG recently published and article entitled “Mutant green tomatoes show research is key to tougher crops” which focuses on the work of Biology professor Gloria Muday’s laboratory. Excerpt: As fat summer tomatoes dangle in profusion from vines in gardens and farms across the country, researchers at Wake Forest University Read more »

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