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Congratulations to Dr. Day Ligon!

Ligon, associate professor of biology, will be featured in the upcoming 2017 issue of Mind’s Eye and is currently featured on Missouri State’s research page.

We’re proud of all the wonderful research our department continues to contribute and publish.

Read Ligon’s story and learn more about reintroduction biology.

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NSF awards $4.6 million to study techniques to adapt crops for climate change

Saint Louis University has been awarded a $4.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation to lead a Missouri-based team of researchers – including Dr. Laszlo Kovacs – in understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the vine’s stems, leaves and fruits — the parts of perennial plants used most commonly in food production.

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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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