Streptophyte Terrestrialization in Light of Plastid Evolution.

@article{Vries2016StreptophyteTI,
  title={Streptophyte Terrestrialization in Light of Plastid Evolution.},
  author={Jan de Vries and Amanda Stanton and John M Archibald and Sven B Gould},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={467-476}
}
Key steps in evolution are often singularities. The emergence of land plants is one such case and it is not immediately apparent why. A recent analysis found that the zygnematophycean algae represent the closest relative to embryophytes. Intriguingly, many exaptations thought essential to conquer land are common among various streptophytes, but zygnematophycean algae share with land plants the transfer of a few plastid genes to the nucleus. Considering the contribution of the chloroplast to… CONTINUE READING
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