Plant Evolution: Assembling Land Plants

Philip Donoghue*, Jordi Paps

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R81-R83
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2020

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