February 1, 2001
National Science Foundation
New research scheduled to appear as the journal Nature’s cover story on February 1 concludes that ferns and horsetails are not -- as currently believed -- lower, transitional evolutionary grades between mosses and flowering plants. In fact, ferns and horsetails, together, are the closest living relatives to seed plants.
Apparently, the lowly fern deserves more respect.
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