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.
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership strengthens its link with the International Seed Testing Association
16 Jul 2012
A Memorandum of Collaboration has been signed between the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership and the International Seed Testing Association. It will deepen our commitment to the maintenance and improvement of seed quality for research, agricultural and forestry use, and for restoration and re-introduction purposes.2 likes
09 Jul 2012
Plants from the Queen’s Garden at Kew have been investigated for their potential to treat auto-immune diseases.3 likes
09 Jul 2012
A major outcome of a one-week plant conservation workshop hosted by the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, is the establishment of a Plant Conservation Task Force for Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands. The overall goal of the Task Force is to protect and sustain the native plant diversity of the Puerto Rican Bank.
26 Jun 2012
Scientists at Kew have devised a method to distinguish similar flavonoids when chemically profiling plant extracts.9 likes
15 May 2012
Scientists are studying the insects causing the decline of the Caribbean pine on Turks and Caicos and searching for chemical markers for unhealthy trees.1 like
04 May 2012
Chemical analyses of Kew’s Marianne North oil paintings have helped in their conservation.9 likes
04 Apr 2012
Researchers have reconstructed phylogenetic relationships among all 706 families of land plants.2 likes
28 Mar 2012
A plant in Kew’s Temperate House has been found to contain compounds toxic to thrips.3 likes
21 Mar 2012
A recent publication defines and characterises the coastal dry forests found in northern Mozambique and assesses their present extent, botanical composition and conservation importance.1 like
14 Mar 2012
Scientists discover at least 11 examples of sympatric speciation on Lord Howe Island.4 likes
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Science & Conservation news
13 Dec 2013
On the far-flung islands of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) many plants have become associated with the Christmas festivities for their seasonal flowers or fruits. Kew’s UKOTs team helps to grow and conserve them.
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.