Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College,

mainly at Baton Rouge; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1853, opened as a state seminary 1860 near Alexandria (with W. T. ShermanSherman, William Tecumseh,
1820–91, Union general in the American Civil War, b. Lancaster, Ohio. Sherman is said by many to be the greatest of the Civil War generals.
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 as president), moved 1869. It became a university in 1870 and merged with the Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1877. There are law and veterinary schools at Baton Rouge, the LSU Health Sciences Center is at New Orleans, and there is a second medical school at Shreveport. University research facilities include a nuclear science center, a center for aquaculture research, and museums of geoscience and natural science.
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, LA) have patented rice plants with multiple sources of resistance to herbicides that normally inhibit a plant's acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) enzyme.
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