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 ...

China shifting GM policy to grow more corn, soybean

China's status as the world's largest importer of soybean and corn for animal feed is expected to change once it approves new regulations to allow the planting of genetically modified (GM) seeds which will boost domestic ...

Celebrated barley came from a single plant

The 200-year-old malting barley variety 'Chevalier' was for a long time world-leading in beer brewing and is thought to have originated from a single plant. In a new study, Swedish researchers from the universities of Linköping ...

Lost birds and mammals spell doom for some plants

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers have gauged how biodiversity loss of birds and mammals will impact plants' chances of adapting to human-induced climate warming.

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