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Re: How Did Flowering Plants Evolve to Dominate Earth?



It was probably also a plot with bees and certain small flying feathered therapods.

And small mammals.   ;)

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, TX
tiggernut24@yahoo.com

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Erickson" <tehdinomahn@live.com>
To: "Dino List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 11:52 PM
Subject: RE: How Did Flowering Plants Evolve to Dominate Earth?



Bah, I'm not convinced. I still say it was dinosaurs. And the paleobotanists need to get used to it.

But what the heck do I know about stinkin' flowers? :)

~ Michael

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Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 21:55:13 -0500
From: oxytropidoceras@cox.net
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: How Did Flowering Plants Evolve to Dominate Earth?

How Did Flowering Plants Evolve to Dominate Earth?
Science Daily, Dec. 1, 2009

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201100221.htm

How Did Flowering Plants Evolve to Dominate Earth?
Wiley-Blackwell, Dec. 30, 2009

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=63350&CultureCode=en

The paper is:

Brodribb, T. J., and T. S. Feild, 2009, Leaf hydraulic
evolution led a surge in leaf photosynthetic capacity
during early angiosperm diversification. Ecology Letters.
Published Online Nov. 30, 2009.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123193748/abstract

Yours,

Paul

Paul Heinrich
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

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