New plant species discovered in Antarctica

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The moss species is named Bryum bharatiensis after the Hindu goddess of learning.Scientists have confirmed that a species of moss discovered in Antarctica by Indian scientists in 2017 is indeed a new species. Identification is always a time-consuming process. It has taken five years to confirm that this species had not been discovered before and that it was unique. Indian scientists spent half a decade sequencing the plant's DNA and comparing it to other known plants.Indian polar-biologist Professor …

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