What can a snake that chooses to live by Tibet's hot springs tell us about genetic mutation and surviving in extreme environments on the "Roof of the World"?
The Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, or GBOWS, in Yunnan province, is a research and preservation facility for rare and endangered plants and animals. Collections offer source of new hope in event of global catastrophe.
As home to more than 8,840 plant species, the garden in Kunming－the provincial capital that is hosting the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity－is firmly expected to become a hot spot for tourists. Researchers at a major botanical center in the province have helped save several species from extinction.
WAN Junnan, supervised by Prof. YANG Qingfeng from the Wuhan Botanical Garden, obtained the current distribution data of six baobab species from both open databases and field surveys, and modeled the suitable habitat in the current and that in the years 2050 and 2070 based on distribution and environment data.
In a recent study, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) and their collaborators have put forward a framework that combines ecosystem services, ecological sensitivity, and biodiversity indicators (involving 10,311 species) to determine ecological priorities across Mainland Southeast Asia (M-SEA), by using China's ecological conservation redline as a basis.
Researchers from Hunan Normal University, together with researchers from the Wuhan Botanical Garden, sequenced and analyzed the complete chloroplast (cp) genome of Fortunella venosa collected from Hunan Province, China, and did both molecular and morphological comparative analysis with Citrus japonica Thunb.
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