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Genome Duplication Responsible for More Plant Species Than Previously Thought


August 12, 2009

hexaploid fern Extra genomes appear, on average, to offer no benefit or disadvantage to plants, but still play a key role in the origin of new species, say scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and three other institutions in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full Story

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