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Six inches of good, coarse mulch can limit spore splashing, retain moisture and control weeds.
Not only do equisetum spread by underground roots, but also by above ground spores.
In midsummer, those spores are released into the air.
When warmed, the carcasses release anthrax spores, which readily reactivate into infectious bacteria.
After millennia of spores from a wide variety of plants, suddenly 70 to 90 percent of the microfossil flora record comes from ferns.
The scientists found that there was a spike in the amount of fern spores after the asteroid hit.
Long ago, could spores have been transferred via a large impact event from Mars to Earth or from Earth to Mars?
That means microbes, seeds and spores, frozen in a dormant state, could awaken with a little warming.
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biology : a cell made by some plants that is like a seed and can produce a new plant
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