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Protonemacells of Physcomitrella patens

Tunicated corpuscle theory

You can’t escape your heritage; we all go through life with an assortment of ‘baggage’ that betrays our origins, whether it’s our accent, cultural preferences or clothing. And, as regards the latter, the same can be...

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Chloroplasts are how old???

It is widely acknowledged that eukaryotic cells (you know, the ones with a membrane-bound nucleus and a variety of other membrane-bound organelles (cf. prokaryotes)) came to be so complex by a series of ‘mergers and...