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Plant Evolution: Assembling Land Plants

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R81-R83
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
DateAccepted/In press - 20 Dec 2019
DatePublished (current) - 20 Jan 2020

Abstract

Traditional evolutionary scenarios posit that land plants emerged from land plant-like relatives, the charophytes. New phylogenies suggest a closer affinity to simpler pond scum relatives, and evidence the gradual assembly of the land plant genome, revealing a phenotypic simplification from the complex ancestors envisaged by traditional scenarios.

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