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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Dawn of the Trees

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Patricia Gensel is a UNC professor of biology and studies plant fossils. Scientists have traditionally believed that plants began to develop wood for structural support during the Devonian period. After studying the world’s oldest wood samples, Gensel is convinced that the plant adaptation is related more to water use and storage than to support.
Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Winter 2012, p22-23, il