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Where did all the flowers come from?


September 15, 2009
By Carl Zimmer The New York Times

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Where did all the flowers come from?
Charles Darwin once wrote that the evolution of flowers was
“an abominable mystery.” Long after Darwin’s death in 1882, the history of flowers continued to vex scientists.

Sept. 15, 2009 – Charles Darwin once wrote that the evolution of
flowers was
“an abominable mystery.” Long after Darwin’s death in 1882, the history
of flowers continued to vex scientists. But talk to experts today, and
there is a note of guarded optimism.
The
discovery of new fossils is one source of that new excitement. But
scientists are also finding a wealth of clues in living flowers and
their genes. The New York Times reports. | READ MORE

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