Into the deep: New discoveries at the base of the green plant phylogeny

@article{Leliaert2011IntoTD,
  title={Into the deep: New discoveries at the base of the green plant phylogeny},
  author={Frederik Leliaert and Heroen Verbruggen and Frederick W. Zechman},
  journal={BioEssays},
  year={2011},
  volume={33}
}
Recent data have provided evidence for an unrecognised ancient lineage of green plants that persists in marine deep‐water environments. The green plants are a major group of photosynthetic eukaryotes that have played a prominent role in the global ecosystem for millions of years. A schism early in their evolution gave rise to two major lineages, one of which diversified in the world's oceans and gave rise to a large diversity of marine and freshwater green algae (Chlorophyta) while the other… 

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