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🐝 Release of full bee genome sequences creates a buzz

Bumblebees play an important role in landscape… but how much do you really know about them?   Did you know that there are 24 different species in the UK, or that their venom could be used to make medicines, or that a healthy hive of bees can travel an equivalent distance from Earth to the moon everyday? Liam Crowley, of the Woodland Wonders team, uncovers all of these fascinating facts and more and explains why, out of all the species he could work with, why bumblebees are so important to life on Earth and to the Darwin Tree of Life project. Read more about bumblebees here    

Posted on May 24, 2022 by modchryssa in DToL, Update. Tagged , , , . Leave a comment

Tuesday 22 March: All about Field Sampling in the Darwin Tree of Life project!

The topic of next week’s Chat is: ⭐ Field Sampling ⭐Next week in Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life, the experts will be talking about their experience with field sampling in the Darwin Tree of Life project. ⏰ Join us on Tuesday 22 March at 7 pm to 8 pm! ⏰ Check out the experts who will be joining us: Brian Douglas, from Plant and Fungal Explorers is a mycologist who works as a Coordinator for the Darwin Tree of Life project at Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens. He is involved in the collecting work for fungi and plants so that they can be genome sequenced! Liam Crowley, from Woodland Wonderers, is an entomologist who works at Wytham Woods where he enjoys working outside looking for, photographing and recording interesting species! Come and talk to scientists about what sampling looks like, including: Choosing the sampling area What sampling methods are best … Continue reading

Posted on March 15, 2022 by modhannah in Uncategorized. Tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment

Successful full genome sequencing of three bumblebee species

Dr Liam Crowley, a postdoctoral field biologist at the University of Oxford who is a member of the Woodland Wonders team, writes about the importance of sequencing the genomes of bumblebees, and which species were sequenced. Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2021 by modjosie in Update. Tagged , , . Leave a comment