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A new botany?

David Brear dbrear at wharfe.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 23 16:46:14 EST 1998


In The Independent today there is an article which suggests that
our previously understood relationships between plants are all
wrong!

Dr Mark Chase of Kew, Kare Bremer of the University of
Uppsala in Sweden and Peter Stevens of Harvard have
investigated the genetic links of plants. The work 'involved the
detailed comparison of three genes for each of 565
representatives of all the families of flowering
plants.'

Maybe this is old news to many readers but what do you think?

The original articles (two in one day's paper - well done The
Independent!) are at 

http://www.wharfe.demon.co.uk/newbotany.txt

All opinions welcome!

Regards,
David Brear

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http://www.wharfe.demon.co.uk/wildflwr.htm
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