Morphological evolution in land plants: new designs with old genes.

  title={Morphological evolution in land plants: new designs with old genes.},
  author={Nuno D. Pires and Liam Dolan},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={367 1588},
The colonization and radiation of multicellular plants on land that started over 470 Ma was one of the defining events in the history of this planet. For the first time, large amounts of primary productivity occurred on the continental surface, paving the way for the evolution of complex terrestrial ecosystems and altering global biogeochemical cycles; increased weathering of continental silicates and organic carbon burial resulted in a 90 per cent reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels… CONTINUE READING
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