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A mass spectrometry imaging system combined with a laser triangulation system provides simultaneous topographic and molecular information for 3D biological samples and eliminates height-related artifacts in imperfect tissue sections.
The recent International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen was the largest meeting in its history. That a gathering rooted in the superficially traditional science of taxonomy is thriving in the age of genomics and biotechnology shows the strength and adaptability of modern botany and botanists.