Micranthes melanocentra thrives at high altitudes
Micranthes melanocentra thrives at high altitudes in China, Nepal and the Himalayas. Researchers have uncovered an evolutionary pattern in temperate species -- organisms that live in areas with warm summers and cold winters -- that differs from previous hypothesis of how tropical organisms evolved.
This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (grants DBI 1523667 and DBI 1458640). Learn more in the Florida Museum news story Plant lineage points to different evolutionary playbook for temperate species. (Date image taken: 2010-2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 27, 2019)
Credit: Rebecca Stubbs, Florida Museum of Natural History
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