Contact: Diana Lutz
Washington University in St. Louis
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- Caption: Research has revealed the biological mechanisms that allow desiccated mosses to revive if they are remoistened; mechanisms they might have inherited from the earliest land plants. Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D., the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, explains the Lazarus moss.
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