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Serpentine plants survive harsh soils thanks to borrowed genes

June 27, 2016

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Scientists at the John Innes Centre have analyzed the genomes of plants that grow in harsh, serpentine soils to find out how they survive. It appears they have used two strategies: adapting to their environment through natural selection, as well as by borrowing useful variants from a related plant growing nearby.Full Story

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