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UMD Lab Helps to Genetically Identify Community Apple Trees in Northern Minnesota

Undergraduate student Marshall Wedger and assistant professor Briana Gross collected and genetically identified apple tree leaves from the North Shore to gain a better understanding of the genetic makeup and history of the apple trees that grow in Northern Minnesota. Read More

 

Researchers Discover Siscowet Have Spectacular Vision

Using low-light cameras ad tanks that simulate the depths of Lake Superior, integrated biosciences graduate student Trevor Keyler and cell and molecular biology undergraduate Lee Austin are shedding light on the pitch-black hunting conditions of Lake Superior's siscowet population. They, along with their graduate advisors, turned lab space in the Swenson Science Building Research Wing into a dark room, erecting tanks to store research subjects and blue/green LED lights to simulate the spectrum and quantity of light available in the depths of the lake to observe and study the hunting abilities of the siscowet. Read More

 

 

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