The Common Descent Podcast

Episode 73 - Trees

November 2, 2019

Aly's back for more plants!

As our friend Aly is fond of pointing out, plants aren't just the colorful background of Earth history, they're dynamic and influential drivers of environmental change. And few plant innovations are more famous or important than the familiar form of a tree. For hundreds of millions of years, trees have formed the basis of many of our planet's most widespread and diverse ecosystems. In this episode, Aly takes us on a tour of tree history!

In the news: more dinosaur air conditioning, trilobite lines, moth hearing, and 1,000 plant trascriptomes.

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