Science in a Minute 102218 World's Largest Organism Dying

October 22, 2018 09:56 AM
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After conducting the first assessment of the Pando aspen clone in Utah, which is considered by many to be the world's largest organism, researchers found that it's dying. The researchers say that it could be saved with what they describe as a "mega-conservation" effort. The Pando aspen clone looks like a 43-hectare forest of individual trees, but because they all share common genetic markers and possibly a single giant root system, scientists consider it one organism.