The Hengduan Mountains (HDM) biodiversity hotspot of China exhibits exceptional plant diversity (about 12,800 seed plant species are recognized), with many different alpine plants present in the subnival zone. In order to test this hypothesis, researchers investigated factors driving intraspecific divergence within a HDM alpine species Salix brachista (Cushion willow), a common component of subnival assemblages.
In a recent study, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) developed a free open source software Waveman to build a model for automatically identifying 36 tropical bat species from South Eastern Asia. They tested models using both filtered and unfiltered data under a variety of conditions to ensure that the models could accurately be applied to natural situations.
Overweight and obesity have become a severe public health problem around the world. Chinese scientists from the Institute of Zoology suggest in a new study that burning energy by activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) might be an alternative strategy for combating obesity.
In a recent study, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) and their collaborators reported the first discovery record of a <i>T. gressitti</i> colony from Xishuangbanna, located in the southwest of China.
Under the guidance of Prof.YANG Pingfang, CAO Dingding, a doctoral candidate from Wuhan Botanical Garden, conducted systematic morphological and proteomic analyses on the process of lotus rhizome enlargement from the stolon, middle to the enlarged stages.
Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology reported new finding on origin of avian predentary in Mesozoic birds.
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