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The New York Times: Dead Monkeys Are Falling From Trees Amid Brutal Heat in Mexico

“In general, howler monkeys are very resilient to those conditions and can survive for long periods of time,” said Liliana Cortés Ortiz, a primatologist at the University of Michigan.


Michigan News: Vast DNA tree of life for flowering plants revealed by global science team

Angiosperm Tree of Life. Image credit: RBG Kew

Scientists use 1.8 billion letters of genetic code to build groundbreaking tree of life!

The most up-to-date understanding of the flowering plant tree of life is presented in a new study published today in the journal Nature by an international team of 279 scientists, including three University of Michigan biologists.

Using 1.8 billion letters of genetic code from more than 9,500 species covering almost 8,000 known flowering plant genera (ca. 60%), this achievement sheds new light on the evolutionary history of flowering plants and their rise to ecological dominance on Earth.


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