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Weed Gave Up Sex Long Ago

August 7, 2007

biology graphic The ability of plants to self-pollinate--a big factor in the spread of weeds--is much older than previously thought in one widely studied species, biologists from five leading institutions say. The findings show that, at least in plant evolution, sex with others may be more trouble than it's worth. Full Story

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