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Former student Dr. Rabern Simmons, along with his mentor, SBE’s Dr. Joyce Longcore, among the authors of a paper featured on the issue cover of the journal PNAS

It has been assumed that fungi are characterized by a haploid-dominant life cycle with a general absence of mitosis in the diploid stage (haplontic life cycles). However, this characterization is based largely on information for Dikarya, a group of fungi that contains mushrooms, lichens, molds, yeasts, and most described fungi. We now appreciate that most […]

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Honey for sale in 100 Murray

SBE has 100% wildflower honey for sale in 100 Murray Hall. Small bottles are $2 each. Large bottles are a deal at $3 each. All proceeds go to support SBE student activities.

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UMaine researchers testing wasps save Maine blueberries

University of Maine’s assistant professor of agricultural entomology Philip Fanning and his group have been in the labs of Deering Hall testing how to combat the problem of spotted wing drosophila on the loss of wild blueberry crops. Rather than looking to science, Fanning said they looked to nature. Learn more at https://www.foxbangor.com/news/item/umaine-researchers-testing-wasps-save-maine-blueberries/?fbclid=IwAR0Zx9b8xa5HChCEhXFN170XaHdy5M6n_pdbNUgTLjCSKSHspxmjMizOz70  

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The SBE Fall 2022 Seminar Series starts Friday, September 2

All seminars will be in person in the Mitchell Center from 3-4 pm unless otherwise indicated on our seminar page. Please join us Friday, September 2, for  Dr. Andrew Lover, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Targeting highest-risk populations for sustainable public health entomology: studies from Vietnam and Western Massachusetts

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Incoming SBE Zoology major Miriam Talalay earns Congressional Award Gold Medal

The Congressional Award is Congress’ only charity. Established into law in 1979, the Congressional Award was created to honor, encourage, and inspire America’s youth.  In the ensuing years, Congress has recognized thousands of outstanding young Americans who have earned and deserve our admiration and recognition. Through the Congressional Award, Congress urges young people to challenge […]

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