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New research solves plant sex mystery

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:49

In a breakthrough, a team of biologists has solved a mystery surrounding how plants have sex.

Large ancient mammals survived on flowering plants: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 15:56

Flowering plants may have been a critical source of nutrition for large ancient mammals, shows a new research.

100-million-years old flowering plants provide oldest evidence of sex

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:21

The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction has been found in a flowering plant dating back 100 million years.

100-million-year old amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:24

Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year old piece of amber which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period.

New gene study sheds light on origin of more than 300,000 flowering plants

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:15

The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella plant can provide insight on a major event in the history of life on Earth: the origin of flowering plants, including all major food crop species.

Evolution of flowering plants may have led to decline of early mammals

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 12:22

The dramatic explosion of flowering plant species about 100 million years ago could have led to the decline of the early mammal varieties, a new study has suggested.

Flowering plants originated on Earth 100 m yrs earlier than believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 14:28

Scientists have said that new fossils have suggested that flowering plants could have originated during the early Triassic, pushing the time believed by about 100 million years.

Today’s wealth of world`s seed banks key for the future

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 15:17

With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity`s caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future.

Sacred lotus bears closest resemblance to ancestor of flowering plants

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 18:39

A team of researchers has reported that they have sequenced the sacred lotus genome, and the results offer insight into the heart of some of its mysteries.

DNA sequencing unlocks 100 mln yrs of flowering plants’ evolution

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 21:00

A new study has unraveled 100 million years of evolution of flowering plants by sequencing the DNA of plant genomes.