Can scientists solve Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ about the angiosperm explosion?

Can scientists solve Darwin's 'abominable mystery' about the angiosperm explosion?

Molecular biology has helped illuminate long-held questions about flowering vegetation

Learn the perspective: https://scim.ag/3gdSbSH

Credit
producer
Meagan Cantwell

supervising producer
Joel Goldberg

particular thanks
Gemma Alderton
Casper J. van der Kooi
Catherine Matacic
Pamela Soltis

illustrations
Biodiversity Heritage Library/Flickr
Elzemik Zinkstok

analysis
Eldijk et al., Science Advances 2018
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701568
Kooi et al., Science 2020
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3662
Kawahara et al., PNAS 2019

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1907847116
Li et al., Nature Vegetation 2019

DOI: 10.1038/s41477-019-0421-0

photos

Han van Konijnenburg-van Cittert
Charles J. Sharp
Sedgwick Museum/Wikipedia

video
Meagan Cantwell
Pond5
Videoblocks

music
“Vultures” by Chris Burns

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