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Nature Table – BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has a new science-comedy crossover show.

Scaly Tree Ferns Have Slow and Steady Diversification

Did the Cyatheaceae become such a diverse family slowly over time, or in spurts? The largest molecular sampling yet points to gradual accumulation of species.

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Water Economy Responses to Water Level Drawdown in Sphagnum Mosses

Not all Sphagnum moss manages water in the same way.

Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...