The first flower in Earth's history

The appearance of the flowers changed the terrestrial life to the point that 90% of the terrestrial plants reproduce through them. Using an extensive set of data and estimates on flowers, trees and their family trees, a team of researchers from around the world has created a three-dimensional reconstruction of what was probably the first flower.

To recreate it, the authors analyzed 792 species, covering up to 372 families of flowering plants. Relationships between these families were established through molecular clocks calibrated with fossil records. Of these, they did

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