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Gene gains paved the path to land

Two genomes of the closest algal sisters to land plants were sequenced, providing potential evidence that bacterial genes were key in adapting to terrestrial stresses.

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Fig. 1: A simplified cladogram shows the evolution of the green lineage.


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de Vries, J., Rensing, S.A. Gene gains paved the path to land. Nat. Plants 6, 7–8 (2020).

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