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July 26, 2020

Ginkgo fossil Triassic


Ginkgophyte Baiera fossil from the Triassic of Antarctica.

More about Ginkgo fossils on my website: Fossils-page.

Picture by Brian Atkinson.

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July 03, 2020

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo on Photospecial page: Ginkgo bark and leaves.

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June 18, 2020

Art Nouveau Pharmacie du Ginkgo, Nancy


 Art Nouveau
 Ginkgo mosaic
 on floor of Pharmacie du Ginkgo, Nancy
 
Interior decoration by Louis Majorelle, architect Paul Charbonnier
38 Rue des Dominicans,  Nancy, France
1915


This is one of my photos of Ginkgo and Art Nouveau. Enlargement of this photo and many more photos of this Pharmacie du Ginkgo here

More info and photos of Ginkgo and Art Nouveau in l'Ecole de Nancy here.


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May 20, 2020

Unfolding Ginkgo leaves



It is spring,  beautiful timelapse video of unfolding Ginkgo leaves.
Ginkgo trees come into leaf later than most other trees.

More about the leaves on my website: Tree-page.

Video on YouTube.

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April 13, 2020

Sprouting Ginkgo leaf



Sprouting Ginkgo leaves in my garden, a new beginning....

Enlargement of this photo on the Photospecial-page of my website.

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March 14, 2020

Kosode with Ginkgo leaves, Edo period


Piece from a Kosode with Ginkgo leaves, waves and butterflies.
Japan, Edo period (1603-1868).

Resist-dyed and painted-plain weave silk crepe (chirimen), embroidered with silk and metallic thread.
21.9 x 24 cm.

From the collection of the MET Museum, New York.


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February 14, 2020

Ginkgo trees near Mount Fuji


Ginkgo trees and more fall foliage near Mount Fuji.

Location: Honshu, Lake Yamanaka, Yamanakako Plaza "Kirara", Yamanaka, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.



Picture: Machipo.jp
Video by SkyCloudLake on YouTube.

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January 20, 2020

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Update Tree-page with article by Li Wang et al.:
 Culture - Ginkgo almost immortal + article added to Literature-page.
 
* New topic: 
Ginkgo tree almost immortal study reveals.
 
* New photo on Photospecial page:
 Ginkgo "Heksenbezem Leiden" in my garden.

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January 14, 2020

Ginkgo almost immortal study reveals



The Ginkgo tree can live more than 3000 years. Now researchers published an article (PNAS, Wang et al., 2020) that reveals the mechanisms that make Ginkgo survive so long by comparing very old and young Ginkgos in China.

Most plants eventually reach senescence (biological aging). Genes responsible for that life phase weren’t any more active in the oldest Ginkgo specimen. Antioxidants and antimicrobials to stay healthy appeared to be just as active in the old Ginkgo trees as they were in the young ones, as were genes related to the Ginkgo immune system.
"There’s no end point in their ability to keep growing," says Rick Dixon, a biochemist at the University of North Texas and co-author of the paper. "The immune system in these trees, even though they’re 1,000 years old, looks like that of a 20-year-old.

From the article:
"Our results reveal that long-lived trees have evolved compensatory mechanisms to maintain a balance between growth and aging processes. This involves continued cambial divisions, high expression of resistance-associated genes, and continued synthetic capacity of preformed protective secondary metabolites."

Article:
PNAS.org 

Read more:
BBC
Science
The New York Times
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December 15, 2019

Merry Christmas - Happy 2020


Wishing all visitors of my forum-blog, website The Ginkgo Pages , YouTube channel and Twitter 


  Merry Christmas
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  Happy 2020

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Cor Kwant

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December 07, 2019

Big Ginkgo Ikeda losing its leaves



Big Ginkgo losing its leaves. 

Location: Chofukuji Temple, Ikeda, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Video on YouTube by Haruyuki Onoue.

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November 18, 2019

Ginkgo work of art - A lovely gift from autumn

"A lovely gift from autumn", charming video by China Daily on Twitter:



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November 11, 2019

2019 Ginkgo trees in fall on my Twitter

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October 25, 2019

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Update of my Fossils-page , History-page , Tree-page and Literature-page  with  recent article:  
Resequencing 545 ginkgo genomes across the world reveals the evolutionary history of the living fossil by Zhao et al.
 
* Added special page with many Ginkgo stamps.

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October 17, 2019

Fukusada Great Ginkgo tree



Fukusada Great Ginkgo tree (Fukusada No Oicho), Hosen-ji temple,  Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan.
This tree is over 400 years old, height c. 22 m, girth 5.5 m, local and national treasure.
At a point of four meters height the large trunk splits into a large number of small branches. The tree is therefore called a "thousand branch" Ginkgo tree.



Video on YouTube by TokyoStreetView.
Picture: Kumano Kodo.

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