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The mystery that is the origin of flowering plants has been partially solved thanks to a collaboration we had with the Reproduction et Développement des Plantes laboratory (CNRS/ENS Lyon/Inra/ Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) and Kew Gardens (UK). Our discovery, published in the journal
New Phytologist on February 24, 2017, sheds light on a question that much intrigued Darwin: the appearance of a structure as complex as the flower over the course of evolution.
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