Le Qin Choo
March 23rd, 2022

The day of the PhD defence: Le Qin Choo

Thursday March 24th at 13:00, Le Qin Choo will enter the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam to defend her thesis entitled “Genomic variability and population structure in shelled pteropods”. For her PhD research at Naturalis and the University of Amsterdam, she…
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Witte klaver in de stad
March 18th, 2022

The city has a direct influence on evolution

A global biological study has provided the most direct evidence to date that humans, and specifically cities, are the drivers of evolutionary change on Earth. Leiden University, the municipality of Leiden and Naturalis contributed substantively and…
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Fishing cat from Singapore
March 11th, 2022

The impossible fishing cat

The skull and skin of a Fishing Cat has been in the collections of Naturalis for 200 years, but only recently did it receive attention. What researchers found can inform us about the history of Singapore – natural and cultural. And it shows just how…
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FOC infected banana plant in Vietnam. (Source: Loan Le Thi)
February 24th, 2022

Fungal pandemic threatens Vietnamese banana production

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (FOC) is a fungus found across the world, and various of its races are hitting the banana industry hard. This has major consequences in Vietnam, in particular, where the new FOC-TR4 race is taking a devastating hold…
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Naturalis-onderzoekers meten de maanvis op. 1.89 van snavel tot staart
December 16th, 2021

Ocean sunfish found on Ameland safe in the freezer

The ocean sunfish that washed up on the beach in Ameland last Monday is now in a cold storage. Naturalis employees have taken some samples for research. The animal will be stuffed, and museum visitors will be able to see that process live.
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