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  • Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

        Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

    This June, Galbraith and two Virginia Tech students dug into a first-ever international soil judging contest in Jeju, South Korea. The two Virginia Tech students who were part of the team representing the U.S. were selected from the university's soil team that won the overall competition at the Soil Science Society of America National Intercollegiate Soil Judging Contest in April.

    Read more about Virginia Tech's win at the international soil judging conference.

  • Researchers map gene differences in yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes, to help prevent disease

        Researchers map gene differences in yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes, to help prevent disease

    Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever. 

    With the map, researchers can compare the chromosome organization and evolution between this mosquito and the major carrier of malaria, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, to find ways to prevent diseases.

    Read more about mapping mosquito genomes.

  • Virginia Tech scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

        Virginia Tech scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

    Researchers have found an effective way to kill poison ivy using a naturally occurring fungus that grows on the fleshy tissue surrounding the plant’s seed, potentially giving homeowners and forest managers the ability to rid landscapes of the pernicious pest. 

    Read more about fighting poison ivy with fungi.

 

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