Kohala moss shows genetic diversity

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Real Estate Agent with Kohala Pacific Realty LLC

Roughly 50,000 years ago, a single moss spore found its way to the Kohala Mountains.

That spore, from Sphagnum palustre, cloned itself, spreading across the region, but never leaving Kohala, plant ecologist Eric Karlin said, until people began transporting it to other parts of the Big Island in the 1900s, and later to Oahu.

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