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Reproducing Early and Often is The Key to Rapid Evolution in Plants


October 2, 2008

biology graphic Yale researchers have harnessed the power of 21st century computing to confirm an idea first proposed in 1916--that plants with rapid reproductive cycles evolve faster. Their findings appear in the October 3 edition of Science. Full Story

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