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Thursday, February 4, 2010

On how Lazarus Moss revives: Ralph S. Quatrano on video

Contact: Diana Lutz
Washington University in St. Louis

Lazarus Moss

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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.    
  • Credit: Clark Bowen/WUSTL
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  • Related news release: Moss helps chart the conquest of land by plants

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