How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues 

If you’ve ever noticed a slimy film of algae on a rock, chances are you didn’t pay it much attention. But some of these overlooked species hold clues to one of the greatest mysteries of evolution, scientists have found: how plants arrived on land.On Thursday, researchers published the genomes of two algae that are among the closest known living relatives of land plants. They already had some of the key genes that plants would need to thrive on dry land.

Source: How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues | Portside

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