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Genome mining from fungarium specimens

Photo showing diversity of mushrooms from a cloud forest in Ecuador (Image: B. Dentinger)
Thu, 2015-05-21 11:58

The advent of high throughput DNA sequencing has had a major impact on many areas of biological research, including systematics where the use of genomic data for phylogeny reconstruction has been greatly accelerated. Yet, the utility of preserved natural history collections for generating genomic datasets is not well known.

Fascination of Plants Day

Tue, 2015-05-12 14:48

Amazing Amazon - Exploring the Seeds of the Rainforest

As part of the third global ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ Kew will be inviting visitors to enjoy an exclusive peek at some of our vital conservation work.