Streptophyte algae and the origin of embryophytes.

@article{Becker2009StreptophyteAA,
  title={Streptophyte algae and the origin of embryophytes.},
  author={Burkhard Becker and Birger Marin},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 7},
  pages={
          999-1004
        }
}
  • B. Becker, B. Marin
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Annals of botany
BACKGROUND Land plants (embryophytes) evolved from streptophyte green algae, a small group of freshwater algae ranging from scaly, unicellular flagellates (Mesostigma) to complex, filamentous thalli with branching, cell differentiation and apical growth (Charales). Streptophyte algae and embryophytes form the division Streptophyta, whereas the remaining green algae are classified as Chlorophyta. The Charales (stoneworts) are often considered to be sister to land plants, suggesting progressive… 

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