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Probing plant infections

A UF professor deploys unusual methods in the field to investigate bacteria that infect tomato and pepper crops.

Helping in Haiti

Haiti's most recent earthquake caused damage to a building used by the University of Florida for past studies and projects. A retired UF staff member traveled to the island to help distribute aid. He shared the following photos with his colleagues.

UF-led study explores differences in Covid-19 severity internationally

Compared with the U.S., why are some countries less affected by COVID-19? A UF researcher leads a team looking for answers in Africa. “If we can learn what can protect us as a species, we could potentially be better prepared for the next pandemic," said Rhoel Dinglasan, professor of infectious diseases.

Rapid emergence and spread of the gamma variant in Haiti

A team of UF researchers report genetic sequencing evidence showing how the gamma (P.1) variant rapidly replaced earlier lineages of the SARS-CoV-2 virus this past summer in Haiti. The outbreak occurred despite a relatively high level of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 within the population.

UF team identifies novel target

A team of UF researchers has identified dozens of novel therapeutic targets for the development of antiviral therapies against COVID-19 and other coronaviruses that infect people.

UF team uncovers emerging viruses in Haiti

University of Florida researchers identify first known instances of two different types of viruses in Haitian children. The work marks the first time that Melao virus has been found in humans and the first time that both Melao and Oropouche viruses have been found in Haiti.