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2011-04-11 15:40:30

The evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously calculated, a new study indicates. According to Claude dePamphilis, a professor of biology at Penn State University and the lead author of the study, which includes scientists at six universities, two major upheavals in the plant genome occurred hundreds of millions of years ago -- nearly 200 million years earlier than the events that other...

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2008-04-10 10:25:00

Angiosperms, or flowering plants, are the most diverse group of plants on the planet with at least 260,000 species. They are also one of the most mysterious."The sudden appearance of flowers in the fossil record over 100 million years ago represents a great mystery," explained Claude dePamphilis. "Did the earliest flowers possess the full complement of genetic information needed to assemble a modern flower? What was the driver of the diversification of floral developmental pathways? Are there...


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  • To talk saucily.
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