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Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

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Monash researchers help discover genetic secret for climate change defence in trees

Major new international research involving Monash University has found that despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two distinct types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes (of 23,000) to rapidly adapt to varying climates

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