• A Scottish Government Delegation visits Kunming Institute of Botany

    Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture of the UK Scottish Government, led a delegation to visit Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. KIB Director Puno Pematenzin welcomed Angus Robertson and his delegation.

  • Kunming Institute of Botany and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Renew the ...

    a ceremony was held in Kunming to renew the cooperation agreement between Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

  • Kunming Institute of Botany successfully held the International Training work...

    n order to exchange the achievements and promote ethnobiology research for sustainable rural development through the discussions on Local communities, Biodiversity conservation, Sustainable livelihoods of the Belt and Road Countries, an international training workshop on ethnoecology and sustainable rural community development of the Belt and Road countries, sponsored by the International Coope...

  • Is There a Cost to A Plant to Produce Floral Nectar?

    Apart from some specialized systems, most plants are pollinated by animals foraging on flowers. The reason for an animal to look for a flower is the available resources, including pollens and nectar.

  • Kunming Institute of Botany signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nati...

    Invited by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute of Laos (NAFRI), a delegation led by Professor XU Jianchu of the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, consisting of four members, travelled to Vientiane, Laos from the 15th to the 17th of March and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on mountain futures and mountain agriculture science and technology...

  • Multifaceted Regulation of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in Epiphytic Orchid

    Epiphytes represent a distinct group in earth carbon cycling ecosystems. Most vascular epiphytes are from the particularly species-rich orchid family (Orchidaceae), with approximately 70% of Orchidaceae species being epiphytes.

  • Research Group Developed a Natural Biological Adhesive from Snail Mucus for W...

    Each year, hundreds of millions of people suffer from various tissue wounds, ranging from minor skin cuts to severe injuries which may result from traumatic incidents, surgical injuries or chronic ulcers. Particularly, chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and pressure sores, have complex pathogenesis and do not respond well to the current treatment.

  • Magnolia sinica seeds banked in GBOWS

    According to the IUCN Red List, around 38.5% of Magnolia species are Critically Endangered or Endangered. Both ex situ and in situ measures are necessary for conservation of these species. However, many species of Magnoliaceae were reported to produce intermediate and recalcitrant seeds (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2019) which cannot be preserved in conventional seed banks.

  • Seed collecting on Mount Everest

    Plants that grow at high elevations and in Polar Regions are usually of concern and some of the most sensitive life to the impacts of climate change.

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