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Sino-US exploration team completes a biodiversity survey in western Sichuan

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With the joint support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and U.S. National Science Foundation, a Sino-US biodiversity exploration team, making up of researches from the CAS Kuming Institute of Botany (KIB), Harvard University, Field Museum in Chicago and California Academy of Sciences, has recently completed its field trip to the hinterland of the Hengduan Mountain Range northwestern Yuannan and western Sichuan.

The tow-month expedition has yielded fruitful results with large amount of first-hand materials, says team leader SUN Hang from KIB. "It is of significance for in-depth studies of origin and evolution of plant biodiversity in the region."

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