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A new scientific name for Brazil's national tree

Scientists have long wondered about the correct taxonomic classification of Pau-brasil, the national tree of Brazil. A new study using DNA sequences to analyze the evolutionary relationships of Pau-brasil and some 200 closely-related ...

dateOct 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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This flower smells like a bee under attack

A new discovery takes plants' deception of their pollinators to a whole new level. Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on October 6 found that the ornamental plant popularly known as Giant Ceropegia fools ...

dateOct 06, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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