Magnolia Detectives

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    Pictured is Jennifer Allsbrook, sitting in lower right corner, and recent students from her Introduction to Biotechnology Pioneer Magnolia Detectives Class. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    A Sweetbay Magnolia tree blossom. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    A Sweetbay Magnolia tree blossom. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    Students in Jennifer Allsbrook’s class work with lab tools to perform gel electrophoresis. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    Students in Jennifer Allsbrook’s class work with lab tools to perform gel electrophoresis. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    A Sweetbay Magnolia tree blossom. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    A Sweetbay Magnolia tree growing out of population in Western Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Allsbrook)

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    This map of the Southeastern United States shows the current populations of Sweetbay Magnolias. (Photo taken from: By U.S. Geological Survey.Masebrock at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons)