The origin and early evolution of plants on land

@article{Kenrick1997TheOA,
  title={The origin and early evolution of plants on land},
  author={Paul Kenrick and Peter R. Crane},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={389},
  pages={33-39}
}
The origin and early evolution of land plants in the mid-Palaeozoic era, between about 480 and 360 million years ago, was an important event in the history of life, with far-reaching consequences for the evolution of terrestrial organisms and global environments. A recent surge of interest, catalysed by palaeobotanical discoveries and advances in the systematics of living plants, provides a revised perspective on the evolution of early land plants and suggests new directions for future research… 

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