• DNA duplication in gymnosperms linked to their origin and evolution

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Plants tend to hoard DNA, not throwing anything out. The extra genes they hold inside can mutate to produce new physical traits. Holding onto the extra genes increases the tempo of evolution for the plants. A new study has found that duplication events such as those have been vitally important throughout the evolutionary history of gymnosperms. Gymnosperms are a diverse...
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