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Ferns are weird — their genomes are messier than we thought

Ferns are weird — their genomes are messier than we thought

Ferns do have something special. Their DNA is strange and complex. In fact, a fern — Hedyotis diffusa, or the tongue fern of the adder—holding the record for the multicellular organism with the most chromosomes. About 720 pairs of chromosomes can be found in most of its nuclei. Well, it turns out our suspicions were …

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Ferns are weird — their genomes are messier than we thought

Ferns are weird — their genomes are messier than we thought

Ferns do have something special. Their DNA is strange and complex. In fact, a fern — Hedyotis diffusa, or the tongue fern of the adder—holding the record for the multicellular organism with the most chromosomes. About 720 pairs of chromosomes can be found in most of its nuclei. Well, it turns out our suspicions were …

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