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’Fairy circles’ discovered in Australia

ScienceDaily (March 15, 2016)

’Fairy circles’ discovered in Australia

ScienceDaily (March 15, 2016)

The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought to be the only ones of their kind anywhere in the world. But a new study shows that they are not. Researchers have now discovered the baffling structures in the uninhabited Australian outback too. Investigations carried out there have also provided new evidence that these fairy circles result from the way plants organize themselves in response to water shortage.

Story Source  : Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research - UFZ

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