Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs gave way to leafy forests

The meteorite that brought an end to certain species of dinosaur gave way to the emergence of forests. Deciduous plants have characteristics of losing their leaves down the year. Researches from the University of Arizona reported that the event wiped out half of plant species and caused bloom to deciduous trees which rapidly replaced major evergreens. Many species of Evergreen plants got eradicated along with dinosaurs. Most forests that exist today are dominated by deciduous than evergreens. Evergreens take adequate time to develop leaves and lasts for a long time. Deciduous plants die sooner, but they are capable to grow faster. The catastrophic event that brought extinction to dinosaurs had made great impact on plant vegetation and caused dramatic shift from slow-growing plants to fast-growing species.

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