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  • 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.

  • Researchers Review Recent Progress on Phylogenomics and the Tree of Life of F...

    Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the largest, most diversified, and most successful major lineage of green plants, with ~330,000 known species. So far, the widely accepted classification of Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG), which was first proposed in 1998 largely based on molecular phylogeny, has been updated to the fourth edition (APG IV). 

  • Scientists Propose Framework for Understanding Establishment of Plants after ...

    Mechanisms of plant colonization after long-distance dispersal (LDD) and current related knowledge were the topic of a review by Prof. LI Dezhu’s team at the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in collaboration with researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of CAS, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Edinburgh.

  • The functions of transcription factors MYC2s in maize resistance to insects a...

    Maize (Zea mays) is an important food, feed, and bioenergy crop, and plays a pivotal strategic role in food security, while insect pests seriously affect the yield and quality of maize.

  • Animal Role in Algae Fertilization Identified

    study significantly expands the phylogenetic and temporal scope of animal-mediated male gamete movement, bringing the concept of “pollination” from plants to algae and potentially pushing it back to the earliest evolution of marine invertebrates.

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