Some plants that grow in Latin America have been shown to have a more distinctive appearance than others, according to a study released Wednesday by a research group at the University of California, Berkeley.
The findings could help guide the development of new spanish and Spanish varieties of the plant.
Researchers analyzed the genomes of three genera of the spanish astragali (sage), two of which are native to Latin America, and compared them to DNA sequences from a population of Native American Indians in southern Mexico.
The study’s authors say the Native Americans in the group may have had access to different types of spanish growing conditions and different plant types, as well as different seasons and seasons of the year.
The results suggest that the spaniels’ unique appearance is more likely to be due to a combination of climate and genetics than a lack of genetic diversity.
The researchers also found that the genetic diversity of the Native American population may have been even more different than that of Europeans.
The Native Americans did not share the same genetic makeup with Europeans, but they did share a common ancestor with the Europeans, the study authors write.
The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
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