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New study integrates visualization techniques to examine 150-million-year-old plant fossils without damaging specimens
Researchers wrote in the journal BMC Biology that the genome of conifers like spruce, pine, and fir have essentially remained the same for the past 100 million years.
Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees.
A new study, conducted at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ERSF), details the first recorded cases of pollination by insects.
In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity.
Until now, it was presumed that the last glacial period denuded the Scandinavian landscape of trees until a gradual return of milder weather began and melted away the ice cover some 9000 years ago.
Neiker-Tecnalia (the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development) is working on the development of new biotechnological tools to produce in vitro selected trees of the Pinus genus.
Russia's boreal forest â€“ the largest continuous expanse of forest in the world, found in the country's cold northern regions â€“ is undergoing an accelerating large-scale shift in vegetation types as a result of globally and regionally warming climate.
The caching of whitebark pine seeds by the Clark's nutcracker in late summer and early fall may not be enough to regenerate populations of the imperiled conifer in most of its range, scientists have found.
New research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides new insights into flowering plants' genetic origins, an evolutionary innovation that quickly gave rise to many diverse flowering plants more than 130 million years ago.
The Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) is a large passerine bird in the family Corvidae. It is slightly smaller than its Eurasian relative, Spotted Nutcracker (N. caryocatactes). It is ashy-grey all over except for the black-and-white wings and central tail feathers (the outer ones are white). The bill, legs and feet are also black. This bird is found in western North America from British Columbia and western Alberta in the north to Baja California and western New Mexico in the...