Green algae and the origin of land plants.

@article{Lewis2004GreenAA,
  title={Green algae and the origin of land plants.},
  author={Louise A Lewis and Richard M. McCourt},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2004},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={
          1535-56
        }
}
Over the past two decades, molecular phylogenetic data have allowed evaluations of hypotheses on the evolution of green algae based on vegetative morphological and ultrastructural characters. Higher taxa are now generally recognized on the basis of ultrastructural characters. Molecular analyses have mostly employed primarily nuclear small subunit rDNA (18S) and plastid rbcL data, as well as data on intron gain, complete genome sequencing, and mitochondrial sequences. Molecular-based revisions… Expand
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