A simple soft­ware er­ror cor­rec­ted: bit­ter­sweet chloro­plast gen­ome will be­come the model for an­nota­tions and night­shade com­par­at­ive ge­n­om­ics

Information about the organization and evolution of plastomes is crucial to improve crop plants and to resolve the phylogeny of photosynthetic organisms. In a recent study researchers of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, sequenced the plastid genome of a weed called bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara).

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An endangered Vantaa resident: What on earth is the Hylochares cruentatus? foyer exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Do you know this endangered Vantaa resident? This year, the IHME Contemporary Art Festival is putting the spotlight on Vantaa’s most famous beetle: the Hylochares cruentatus. You can get to know the star of the Festival in the foyer of the Natural History Museum 15 May–10 June. Be amazed by the tiny beetles on display from the museum’s collection and admire the winged beetle as it takes flight – a sight captured by high-speed camera and invisible to the naked eye!

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Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility

Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) compiles Finnish biodiversity information to one single service for open access sharing. invites you to browse wide range of information on species, their occurrences, distribution and scientific collections and to record and share your own observations.

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