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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Schematische pentekening van de garnaal Odontia kerancaris.
December 13th, 2021

Student discovers new shrimp species by chance

When biology student Mike Groenhof was making a phylogenetic tree of fifty shrimp species for his internship, one specimen turned out to be an undescribed species. The new species was discovered by chance during one of the DNA analyses: the genetic code of…
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Aleksandre Gogaladze
November 29th, 2021

The day of the PhD defence: Aleksandre Gogaladze

Tuesday 30 November at 10:00, Aleksandre Gogaladze will enter the Academy Building to defend his thesis entitled Towards effective conservation and governance of Pontocaspian biodiversity in the Black Sea region. For his PhD research at Naturalis and…
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Andreimyrme naturalis, from the side
November 22nd, 2021

Newly described insect named after Naturalis

During a study on velvet ants, nine new species have been described. Specimens from the collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center were used in this study. As a token of appreciation, the scientists have named one of those newly found species after…
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