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‘Redwoods of the sea’ reveal fundamental growth patterns for photosynthesis

‘Redwoods of the sea’ reveal fundamental growth patterns for photosynthesis

Whatever you do, don’t call kelp a “plant.” The seaweed, which forms underwater forests off the Pacific coast from Baja California in Mexico to Alaska, is an alga that diverged from plants 1.7 billion years ago. That makes the two groups (which even have their own ways of doing photosynthesis) more distant relatives than humans […]