DNA of Giant ‘Corpse Flower’ Parasite Surprises Biologists



The world’s biggest flower, Rafflesia arnoldii, is a parasite that spends much of its life inside its vine hosts. New genomic work suggests that the parasites in this group of plants have lost an astonishing share of their genes.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/dna-of-giant-corpse-flower-parasite-surprises-biologists-20210421

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