Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Kumming Institute of Botany (KIB) is a research institution in the field of botany, and part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. KIB houses one of the major herbariums and botanical gardens in China and maintains over 1 million species of plants. KIB areas of research include plant systematics and biogeography, plant secondary metabolites and natural products chemistry, plant germplasm and genomics, economic plants and biotechnology. KIB is home to the Southwest China Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, which has become a key player in China’s biotech industry and a pioneer in the nation’s biodiversity conservation and bioresource development strategy.