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We are delighted to announce that three Kew bursaries are available for UK/EU students applying to the new Queen Mary University of London MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation, delivered in partnership with Kew.
Yunnan province covers only 4% of China’s land surface, yet is home to about half of China’s plant species. Kew scientist Jonas Mueller joined a team from the Kunming Institute of Botany to collect key plant species in the southern parts of the province.
In what is believed to be the first application of next-generation DNA sequencing to an extinct plant, sequences from the extinct grass Sartidia perrieri have been obtained to investigate the origin of C4 photosynthesis.