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2014-04-15 03:00:24

During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy -- using a mysterious gene that helped them adapt to low-light environments.

Plants Reawaken After 400 Years Buried Under Canadian Glacier
2013-05-28 07:34:41

A Canadian scientist has discovered that certain once-frozen plants have the ability to reawaken after long periods of dormancy and sprout back to life.

2011-04-18 13:56:57

It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae.

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2010-09-15 10:06:14

A modest moss gives insight into global carbon cycling.

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2010-05-05 11:34:18

DNA testing of garden ferns sold at plant nurseries in North Carolina, Texas, and California has found that plants marketed as American natives may actually be exotic species from other parts of the globe.

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2010-02-04 14:36:12

Recent work at Washington University in St Louis sheds light on one of the most important events in earth-history, the conquest of land by plants 480 million years ago.

2009-12-01 13:15:42

Superior 'leaf plumbing' gave flowering plants evolutionary advantage.

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2009-01-27 11:57:05

Land plants' ability to sprout upward through the air, unsupported except by their own woody tissues, has long been considered one of the characteristics separating them from aquatic plants, which rely on water to support them.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.