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Where did the first flowers grow?

Botanists have tried to understand the conditions that led to the evolution of the first flowers by reconstructing the niches from which the earliest flowering plants diverged.

Pollen-tube growth in early angiosperms

The three earliest extant lineages of flowering plants are represented by only some 16 genera. Despite low species’ diversity, these genera are highly diverse...

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

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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...