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What kind of tree is that?

The Ozarks are well-known for their lush forests and beautiful landscapes. But, have you ever wondered the names of certain trees? There are several easy identifying marks you can use to figure it out. “Once you have a leaf, the next step is figuring out if it is simple or compound,” said Dr. Michelle Bowe, […]

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Biology student honored at international symposium in Italy

Graduate biology student Zachary Harris won first place in the Bioinformatics, Big Data category at the International Symposium of Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology in Verona, Italy. “We can think of the genome as the total genetic content of the organism. Embedded within that content is the instruction for making proteins,” said Harris. “Proteins are the […]

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Nature calls: Bird watching is more than a hobby

As you head outdoors during the spring and summer, bask in the beauty of the Ozarks. In the local area we are surrounded by many opportunities to get in touch with nature, by hiking, canoeing, camping and a myriad of other activities. This is the second in a two part series looking at animals that […]

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