Forestry

Interesting article on the botany of Appalachian Forests

After analyzing DNA, it turns out that about half of the trees and shrubs in Southern Appalachia have genetic ancestors in eastern Asia. This is not just an estimation either. Relatively exact time and place of the genetic split of over 250 species was found. Quite Fascinating and if you wish to read more, here is my source: http://today.duke.edu/2015/05/easternforests

 

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