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NEWS
Two new species of ferns discovered in Geneva
 2 new species of ferns
 discovered in Geneva
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 Gwénolé Blanchet and
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Taxon article 26 November
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Plan Biodiversité 2020-2023
 The 2020-2023 Biodi-
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According to the decisions taken by the authorities and until February 28th: the Botanical garden is open, as well as the Library's loan service, available by appointment during normal opening hours. However, the Greenhouses, the «Carl von Martius» Exhibition, the Botanic Shop and the Restaurant remain closed.

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EXHIBITION
Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
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Inventory of living collections 2021
Inventory of living collections 2021
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Annual Report 2019
Rapport Annuel 2019
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Scientific strategy 2020 - 2030
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Unit of Anatomy and Micromorphology

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Unit of Anatomy and Micromorphology (resp.: Dr F. Stauffer)

The laboratory of micromorphology of the CJBG centres its interest on the detailed study of the floral structure and ontogeny of the monocotyledons, notably the palm family (Arecaceae). As well as the standard methods of histology, based on the production and interpretation of anatomical sections, our laboratory has recourse to high performance techniques using the resin 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA = GMA) which infiltrates the floral tissue of palms. Our laboratory research is completed with observations made using the scanning electron microscope (MEB) of the Natural History Museum of Geneva (Dr. André Puiz).

The micromorphology laboratory frequently accommodates Biology students from the University of Geneva; nevertheless, it is also open to all researchers wishing to investigate floral structure and ontogeny

National and International collaboration

The majority of the research carried out in the laboratory is done in close collaboration with similar centres in Europe. This synergy is particularly active with the following laboratories.

Laboratory of Plant histology and Cytology from the Biology section, University of Geneva (Dr Michèle Crèvecoeur)

Laboratory of Micromorphology, Istitute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich (Dr Peter Endress)

Laboratory of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark (Dr Anders Barford)

Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Dr Paula Rudall)

To find out more about the techniques used in our laboratory