Research pair find plants on islands produce bigger seeds

(Phys.org) —A pair of biological researchers with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, has found that plants that grow on islands tend to produce bigger seeds than similar plants on the mainland. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, the two describe how they collected seed samples from several islands around New Zealand and found that they were larger on average than their mainland cousins.

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