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Kiss Me Under the Parasitic Angiosperm

Mistletoe is held in high regard at this time of year. No Christmas decorations are complete without a garland of cheerful mistletoe hanging on the door, or suspended prettily from the rafters as an incentive for festive romance. In nature, … Continue reading

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Cool bananas! – genetically speaking

Scientists at the Université d’Evry in France have sequenced the genome of the wild banana, Musa acuminata, the species that gave rise to the commonly eaten Cavendish and other varieties. The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant, whose … Continue reading

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