Sleepy Grass Research Featured in UNCG Magazine
Dr. Stan Faeth, UNCG Biology Department Chair, was featured in the most recent issue of the UNCG Research magazine for his research with Dr. Nadja Cech on 'Sleepy Grass.' Sleepy grass is a native grass of the American west that is infected with an endophytic fungi. This fungi releases toxins into the plant that causes paralysis when ingested. Sleepy grass gets its name from this because it used to freeze livestock in their tracks. Congratulations Dr. Faeth.