September 13, 2018

by Sonja Kistenich, Einar Timdal, Mika Bendiksby, Stefan Ekman

The Ramalinaceae is the fourth largest family of lichenized ascomycetes with 42 genera and 913 species exhibiting considerable morphological variation. Historically, generic boundaries in the Ramalinaceae...

September 13, 2018

by Jacqueline MAGWE-TINDO, Jan J. WIERINGA, Bonaventure SONKE, Louis ZAPFACK, Yves VIGOUROUX, Thomas L. P. COUVREUR, Nora SCARCELLI

The genus Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) contains several economically important species for human consumption, medical and pharmaceutical uses...

September 10, 2018

From the National Museum's website at http://www.museunacional.ufrj.br/destaques/comoajudar.html:

DID YOU FIND FRAGMENTS OF PIECES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM?

Please deliver them to the Central Library, Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm. The library...

September 5, 2018

From: Guilherme Ramos da Silva Muricy

Subject: Re: Rio Museum

Dear friends

Thank you all very much for your kind and warm messages of support, we really appreciated it in this terrible moment. We are totally devastated by this tragedy and we are still recovering from the...

September 5, 2018

IAPT Chromosome Data (formerly IAPT/IOPB Chromosome Data) is a regular column in Taxon that publishes vouchered chromosome counts and ploidy level estimates for a range range of plant taxa. All issues of IAPT Chromosome Data are available through this website, and...

September 4, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Sept. 4th 2018,

Dear colleagues and curators,

The Museum palace burned down and mostly everything housed in it was lost. A damage assessment is now in progress by a large team of different authorities.

It seems that a thousand of my friends just deceased s...

September 3, 2018

The 7th International Legume Conference was held in Sendai, Japan this week. The legume conferences are well known for their informal atmosphere with diverse research subjects in many areas of legume biology and evolution.

There were two very special sessions at the con...

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