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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, October 26, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Veterinary experts offer advice after pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 in Pa.

STORIES:
-- Grafting with epigenetically modified rootstock yields surprise
-- 'Fungal Jungle' course continues to be hands-on learning despite virtual format
-- Penn State, Freiburg offer virtual course on pest and pollinator management

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Veterinary experts offer advice after pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 in Pa.
Despite the state's first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a domestic cat, veterinary experts say residents should not be concerned about contracting the virus from pets and other domesticated animals. However, people with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 should take precautions to protect the health of their pets.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/65R7GkY1

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STORIES:

Grafting with epigenetically modified rootstock yields surprise
Novel grafted plants — consisting of rootstock epigenetically modified to "believe" it has been under stress — joined to an unmodified scion, or above-ground shoot, give rise to progeny that are more vigorous, productive and resilient than the parental plants.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fwBPWKYF
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'Fungal Jungle' course continues to be hands-on learning despite virtual format
Students in "PPEM 120: The Fungal Jungle" are meeting virtually for class, but that hasn't stopped their professors from ensuring that popular hands-on activities — such as growing oyster mushrooms or enjoying a fungal feast — didn't fall by the wayside.

https://news.psu.edu/link/VnhMqXxk
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Penn State, Freiburg offer virtual course on pest and pollinator management
Penn State and Freiburg University are offering a public-facing, three-credit graduate course titled, "Global Perspectives in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management."

https://news.psu.edu/link/j8YCJqPQ

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Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/vDX8YV8c

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