From Fossils to Molecules: The Metasequoia Tale Continues

@inproceedings{Yang1998FromFT,
  title={From Fossils to Molecules: The Metasequoia Tale Continues},
  author={Hong Yang},
  year={1998}
}
a paleobotany lab session, I was shown a fossil of Metasequoia foliage collected from a Tertiary deposit in northeastern China; minutes later I was led outside to inspect the city tree of Wuhan-living dawn redwoods planted along roadsides. Seeing the close resemblance between a fossil imprint preserved in a rock for over 50 million years and the green leaves shining in front of my eyes was a breathtaking experience. Equally astounding to me was the story of Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the… CONTINUE READING

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