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fern fossil
2014-03-24 07:26:02

Lund University Researchers from Lund University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have made a unique discovery in a well-preserved fern that lived 180 million years ago. Both undestroyed cell nuclei and individual chromosomes have been found in the plant fossil, thanks to its sudden burial in a volcanic eruption. The well-preserved fossil of a fern from the southern Swedish county of Skåne is now attracting attention in the research community. The plant lived around 180...


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2008-04-30 22:50:41

The Japanese Royal Fern or Japanese Flowering Fern (Osmunda japonica), is a fern in the genus Osmunda native to eastern Asia, including Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and the far east of Russia on Sakhalin. It grows in moist woodlands and can tolerate open sunlight only if in very wet soil. It is a deciduous herbaceous plant which produces separate fertile and sterile fronds. The sterile fronds are spreading, up to 31.5 to 39.5 inches tall. The fertile fronds are erect and shorter, 8 to 20...

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