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Midland College Professor, Student Find New Species of Grass

Two new species of grass have been found by a Midland College biology professor and his research students.
Two new species of grass have been found by a Midland College biology professor and his research students.

Dr. Paul Mangum normally takes his students to the I-20 Wildlife, but on a recent trip the group discovered the two new grass species.

After the discovery, the findings were published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website.

Among the students working with Mangum is Megan Dutton, a junior at Monahans High School.

Dutton was working to put barcodes on grass and discovered that two species had not been documented.

Greg Huber, an agriculturalist from Monahans, helped in the identification process and helped confirm the two new species.

"It is so exciting for Midland College to be instrumental in the barcoding and publication of these grass species. I am so very proud of everything that Dr. Mangum does with students to further the interest in and study of science," MC Dean of Math and Science Dr. Margaret Wade said in a statement.

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