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The research of Cornell CALS scientists, students and staff hasn’t just informed discovery and innovation, but it is also the foundation upon which fields of study have been built.
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In the 1990s, he developed the first ever transgenic, disease-resistant papaya which effectively saved Hawaii’s $11 million papaya industry.
He proposed the five-kingdom scheme of classification for organisms in 1969, adding three kingdoms--Monera (bacteria), Protista, and Fungi--to the previous two--animals and plants.
Nine Plant Patents
She holds nine U.S. plant patents: four sweet cherries, one tart cherry, and four apple varieties, including SnapDragon™ and RubyFrost.™
First Molecular Maps
He developed the first molecular maps of both rice and tomatoes.
Red Wine Benefits
He was first to discover that Resveratrol in red wine is beneficial for human heart health.
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James Morin, professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and former director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory, first discovered that Caribbean ostracods use bioluminescence in courtship signaling in 1980. Last fall...
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