research papers to be published
(June 12, 2002) - Florida Southern senior Amanda Wagner and 2002
graduate Carmella Fredrick presented research papers at the recent
Florida State Horticultural Society annual meeting. Wagner was awarded
second place overall for her paper, and both students' works will
be published in the society's journal.
Wagner, a biology
major, is the daughter of Ken and Melanie Wagner of Leesburg, Fla.
Fredrick, who earned her bachelor's degree in biology; is the daughter
of James and Deborah Fredrick of Osprey, Fla.
projects were part of a 2001 summer research fellowship funded by
the Jesse Ball duPont Foundation. Wagner and Fredrick worked with
FSC biology professor Dr. Nancy Morvillo on the genetic relatedness
of roses growing on the campus. Their research spawned a new project
- examining what causes some roses to double their petals. The group
is continuing research on this topic, which could lead to a major
paper and have a significant impact in the field of plant genetics.
Morvillo was pleased with the progress made during the summer program,
saying, "My students were top notch - dedicated, responsible,
enthusiastic, and thorough. They were responsible for the success
of the research."
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.