The evolutionary emergence of land plants

@article{Donoghue2021TheEE,
  title={The evolutionary emergence of land plants},
  author={Philip C. J. Donoghue and Cecily Jill Harrison and Jordi Paps and Harald Schneider},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2021},
  volume={31},
  pages={R1281-R1298}
}

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