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14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.8 likes
02 May 2013
In this guest blog from the Trading Consequences team, find out how digital data produced by Kew's Directors' Correspondence team is being brought to life and can be used to visualise the British Empire's 19th Century trade networks
Since the advent of intensive agriculture mankind has relied on fewer and fewer plant species for food. Using examples from around the world, this talk examines some key solutions being developed for long term food security.
13 Mar 2013
Read extracts from the letters of David Douglas in the Directors' Correspondence, and learn more about this remarkable plant-hunter and explorer.
21 Feb 2013
A new initiative aims to ensure the survival of 900 plant species in six Mediterranean islands.6 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
20 Sep 2012
Here comes a slightly different 'Seed of the Month' blog by the Millennium Seed Bank's Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!
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