Specialist science news
Keep up to date with specialist science news from Kew. Find out more about the latest research and projects that scientists and conservationists at Kew are involved in.
18 Jan 2013
Stuart Cable and the team from Silo National des Graines Forestières visit the spiny forest to collect seeds for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.3 likes
11 Dec 2012
New research investigates structural colour in fruits and flowers.4 likes
29 Nov 2012
The systematics and evolution of Gagea sensu lato in Iran has been the subject of four recent research papers.3 likes
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.90 likes
07 Nov 2012
A new portal for eMonocot provides a gateway through which to search and access this online biodiversity resource for monocot plants.7 likes
01 Nov 2012
A mobile application is being developed to identify species of Indigofera in the field in Southern Africa.0 likes
30 Oct 2012
Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection. It's always a pleasure to see their work making it into print, and no more so than with Adam Bowett's magnificent new book, Woods in British furniture-making 1400-1900.
24 Oct 2012
Using the size of guard cells in fossil plants to predict how much DNA each cell contained (the genome size), researchers have discovered that variations in genome sizes over geological time correlate with atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.0 likes
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Science & Conservation news
09 Dec 2013
Sarah Cody explains how gap analysis is helping our partners collect the seed of crop wild relatives (CWR) for a project called 'Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change', run jointly by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
18 May 2010
Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.