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Genome downsizing contributes to flowering plants’ global dominance

U.S. biologists have found that the flowering plant’s dominance on our planet is mainly due to the “genome downsizing” occurring more than a hundred million years ago. Before the appearance of angiosperms, or flowering plants, the Earth was dominated by ferns and conifers. Then, flowering plants appeared about 150 million years ago during the early…

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