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World's oldest and most complex trees reported from China

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Fossils from the world's oldest trees reveal complex anatomy

never seen before. Intricate web of woody strands inside

374-million-year-old tree trunks point to most complicated trees

to have ever grown on Earth, Cardiff University, October 23, 2017

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/981090-worlds-oldest-and-most-complex-trees

https://www.livescience.com/60746-earth-oldest-trees-had-complex-structure.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023182615.htm

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/caos-rpe102317.php

 

Hong-He Xu, Christopher M. Berry, William E. Stein, Yi Wang, Peng

Tang, Qiang Fu. Unique growth strategy in the Earth’s first trees

revealed in silicified fossil trunks from China. Proceedings of the

National Academy of Sciences, 2017; 201708241 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1708241114

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/18/1708241114

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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Heteromorph

Very interesting. Thanks!

 

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