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    Low Extinction Rates Made California a Refuge for Diverse Plant Species

    Post  Guest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:27 pm

    Low Extinction Rates Made California a Refuge for Diverse Plant Species


    Jan. 9, 2013 ā€” The remarkable diversity of California's plant life is largely the result of low extinction rates over the past 45 million years, according to a new study published in the journal Evolution. Although many new species have evolved in California, the rate at which plant lineages gave rise to new species has not been notably higher in California than elsewhere, researchers found.

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