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2010-12-14 10:56:27

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.

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2010-03-15 15:40:20

Flowering plants may be considerably older than previously thought, says a new analysis of the plant family tree.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.