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Science and Conservation
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The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the world's top botanical research and conservation institutions. The Garden's dozens of Ph.D. researchers work to strengthen scientific expertise in developing countries to protect and manage biodiversity before it's too late.

With close to half the world's plants facing extinction, and less than one in six yet studied for potential benefits to humans, it's a race we must win.

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Tropicos and Other Botanical Resources

TROPICOS, the world's largest database of plant information, contains fully web-searchable records for over 1.2 million plant names and nearly 4.1 million specimens.

The Garden's extensive online research resources also include an unparalleled variety of databases, checklists, monographs and more.

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Annual Systematics Symposium

Save the date. For the first time, the Missouri Botanical Garden is joining with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to host a combined Fall Symposium, organized by a joint committee, with half the program to be held at each institution over three days, October 8-10, 2015. This Symposium – the Garden’s 62nd Annual and the Danforth Center’s 17th Annual – will highlight our common interests and diverse approaches to understanding biodiversity, pairing speakers from our respective disciplinary communities to address different adaptive strategies in plants.

The title of this year’s Symposium is From Darwin to Borlaug: Biocomplexity in Natural and Agricultural Systems.

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