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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A new horticulture lab is giving students and scientists new ways of studying endangered plants at Brenau University in Gainesville.
    
The Bilyeu Bio-Science Greenhouse was made possible by donations from Gainesville residents Don and Lori McEachin and Arthur and Pamela Bilyeu.
    
Jessi Shrout, a Brenau biology professor and director of the university's endangered plant program, says the school had a big need for the greenhouse.
    
Shrout said the facility provides a sterile environment where plants can grow accustomed to their native environments.
    
The Times of Gainesville reports (http://bit.ly/OGcuZg) that the endangered plant program at Brenau began in the summer of 2010.
    
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Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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9/4/2012 11:51:20 AM (GMT -4:00)

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