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Fellowship provides funds for US graduate or undergraduate students majoring in botany or horticulture to intern with scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK Fort Worth, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas announced today its Ian Leese Fellowship in Horticulture award.
Researchers from the US and UK unveiled a new online database of plant names on Wednesday in what they are calling an attempt to help global conservation, medicinal, and agricultural efforts.
As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity draws to a close, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating the diversity of the planet's plant and fungal life by highlighting some of the weird, wonderful and stunning discoveries they've made this year from the rainforests of Cameroon to the UK's North Pennines.
More than one-fifth of the world's plant population could face the threat of extinction.
Vital information about climate change could be contained in plants that were picked more than a century ago by Victorian-era collectors and are currently housed in herbariums worldwide.
Experts in Britain and the United States are working to create an accurate record of the world's known plant species, and have so far reduced the global inventory by some 600,000 species.
A scientist based at the UK's Royal Botanic Gardens has prevented the world's smallest waterlily from becoming extinct.
Scientists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank in the United Kingdom and the University of Graz, Austria, have developed a rapid, new method to diagnose seed quality non-invasively and in real time.
Canopy giants and miniature fungi among 250 new species discovered in Kewâ€™s 250th anniversary year.
The Kewâ€™s Millennium Seed Bank has successfully collected 10 percent of the worldâ€™s plants with 1.7 billion seeds being stored to date.
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