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Tulipa sylvestris, ook wel bekend als de wilde tulp

The Netherlands is known for its beautiful and colourful tulips. Though most tulips originate from the Ottoman empire, Tulipa sylvestris, the wild tulip, followed a different path. Anastasia Stefanaki and Tinde van Andel, both..


Continue reading 09 April 2022   2 mnd oud

The skull and skin of a fishing cat have been in the collections of Naturalis for two hundred years, but only recently did they receive attention. What researchers found can inform us about the history of Singapore – natural and..


Continue reading 06 April 2022   2 mnd oud
Verschillende soorten mossen en algen hechten zich aan straattegels, bakstenen en beton.

Which 'hidden' organisms live in the city? How can we use these organisms to help trees grow better, make concrete more plant-friendly and measure heat stress? Will city dwellers act more environmentally conscious if they let..


Continue reading 02 April 2022   2 mnd oud
Witte klaver in de stad van Hiroshima in Japan bij de atoombom koepel.

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..


Continue reading 19 March 2022   3 mnd oud
De zeevlinder Cymbulia peronii gefotografeerd tijdens een nachtduik bij Florida.

Cymbulia peronii is a sea butterfly that occurs in large numbers in the deep sea throughout the world. This unusual animal has been nominated for the ‘Mollusc of the Year 2022’ election. If this species gets the most votes, its..


Continue reading 06 March 2022   3 mnd oud
Met FOC geïnfecteerde bananenplant in Vietnam.

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..


Continue reading 26 February 2022   4 mnd oud
Descurainia bourgaeana van Tenerife, vulkaan Teide

Plants collected more than a century ago are still important to science. Naturalis researchers are using these to construct a family tree of plant life...


Continue reading 22 January 2022   5 mnd oud
A salp caught by multiple polyps of the branched coral Madracis aurentenra

A student at the University of Amsterdam and a staff researcher of Naturalis Biodiversity Center and University of Groningen recently published the first detailed report of hard corals digesting salps in the Caribbean. Three..


Continue reading 07 December 2021   6 mnd oud
De Thaise bosschorpioen, Heterometrus spinifer, is in de studie gebruikt om de vernieuwde methode op te testen.

An international team of scientists has found an innovative, animal-friendly way of studying venom genes. The technique makes it possible to determine the unique venom production of a wide range of venomous animals...


Continue reading 20 November 2021   7 mnd oud
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The beetle on the image above is a European stag beetle and the fruit at the bottom left is a fig - but which species of fish is that? This drawing is one in a series of several hundred drawings made and collected between 1596 and..


Continue reading 23 October 2021   8 mnd oud

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