Botanic Notables: The Largest Genome

July 06, 2010
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A genome is an organism's hereditary information—its DNA—and Biologists have been studying them since the early 20th century. Genome sizes vary a lot, and the numbers can be very surprising. To wit, the record for largest genome goes to ... a plant! A rare flowering plant called Paris japonica has a genome 50 time longer than that of humans, and the longest known genome of any organism.

Botanic Notables: Extraordinary Christmas Trees

December 22, 2008
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Here are a selection of extraordinary Christmas trees throughout the world—most are local traditions, many are breaking records, and one appears to break through a suburban roof.