Study reveals the earliest record of angiosperms in North America

A new study by Prof. Wang Xin from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) reported a new angiosperm fruit, Dilcherifructus mexicana gen. et sp. nov, from the Middle Jurassic ...

A brief history of the cabbage butterfly's evolving tastes

The cabbage butterfly, voracious as a caterpillar, is every gardener's menace. Turns out, these lovely white or sulfur yellow butterflies started trying to take over the planet millions of years before humans ever set foot ...

New global study reveals 'time tree' of Earth's flowering plants

New research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution by scientists from Australia and Mexico reveals the world's first complete angiosperm "time tree"—a reconstruction of the evolution of the Earth's flowering plants ...

Yellow pond-lily prefers cyclic flowers to spiral ones

Biologists from Lomonosov Moscow State University and HSE University have studied the patterns of flower development in yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea). They found out that all the floral organs are arranged in cycles (whorls) ...

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