Frieda Christie, Microscopy Technician
Frieda Christie has worked at RBGE for 24 years and is responsible for the care and maintenance of the scanning electron microscope and oversees the use of it and the research grade light microscopes at RBGE. She has worked with people from all over the world who use microscopy to look in detail at our plant collections.
Nishii K, M Hughes, M Briggs, E Haston, F Christie, MJ deVilliers, T Hanekom, WG Roos, DU Bellstedt, M MÖLLER. ‘Streptocarpus redefined to include all Afro-Malagasy Gesneriaceae: Molecular phylogenies prove congruent with geography and cytology and uncovers remarkable morphological homoplasies.’ TAXON 64 (6) • December 2015: 1243–1274
Blackmore, S.; Chin, S._C.; Seng, L.C.; Christie, F.; Inches, F.; Utami, P.W.; Watherston, N.; Wortley, A.H. 2012 ‘Observations on the Morphology, Pollination and Cultivation of Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica (JF Gmel.) Pers., Palmae)’ Journal of Botany
Jong, K.; Christie, F.; Paik, J. -H.; Scott, S. M.; Möller, M. 2012 ‘Unusual morphological and anatomical features of two woody Madagascan endemics, Streptocarpus papangae and S. suffruticosus (Gesneriaceae), and their potential taxonomic value’ South African Journal of Botany 80 44 56
Christie, F.; Barber, S.; Möller, M. 2012 ‘New chromosome counts in Old World Gesneriaceae: numbers for species hitherto regarded as Chirita, and their systematic and evolutionary significance’ Edinburgh Journal of Botany 69 2 323 345
Christie, F. 2011 ‘A comparison of herbarium dried, critical point dried & fresh plant material using High Vacuum and Variable Pressure SEM’ InFocus Royal Microscopical Proceedings 21 48 57
Christie, F. 2010 ‘The Development of Microscopy with Reference to the Taxonomy of Rhododendrons’ RHS Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias 61 69 76
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