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A Year of Eurekas

13 Things Tigers Discovered in 2013

Story by Karen Pojmann, Published Dec. 11, 2013

Mizzou researchers were busy this year. They toiled in their laboratories. They investigated in the field. They poked and probed, analyzed and scrutinized.

Here’s what they found.

1. Mizzou’s own insect


Ben Puttler in plant sciences found a previously undiscovered insect species that exclusively inhabits St. John’s wort plants at Mizzou Rec. He named it Aphis mizzou.

2. A laziness gene

Laziness Gene

By selectively breeding rats, Frank Booth and Michael Roberts in medicine and veterinary medicine identified specific genes that can spark or sap one’s motivation to be active.

Read the rest of these amazing discoveries at Mizzou News >>