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Evolutionary history of plants

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The evolution of plants has resulted in widely varying levels of complexity, from the earliest .... Their walls contain sporopollenin – further evidence of an embryophytic affinity. ... The ea...

Fragments of the earliest land plants - University of Minnesota Duluth

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The earliest fossil evidence for land plants comes from micro- scopic dispersed spores1–3 ... Here we report the description of spore-contain- ing plant fragments  ...

BBC - Earth News - Fossils of earliest land plants discovered in ...

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Oct 12, 2010 ... Plants first colonised land more than 472 million years ago, according to a ... websites if you visit a page which contains embedded content from social media. ... Liverwort cryptospores, the oldest land plant fossils yet found.

Evolution of Plants - Biology Encyclopedia - cells, body, human ...

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Since bryophytes are land plants, they need to support themselves in air. ... The first detailed vascular plant fossils appear in rocks from middle Silurian, ... All three groups contain living relatives, including club mosses (Lycopodiaceae) in the ...

Introduction to Plants

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The first land plants were dependent on water and lacked leaves and roots. ▻. Five major groups of ... The oldest fossils of land plants are roughly years old. 11. ... ANSWER: No. Plants are organisms that contain both chlorophyll a and b.

First Land Plants and Fungi Changed Earth's Climate, Paving the ...

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No undisputed fossils of the earliest land plants and fungi have been found in ... They have molecules called lignins, which contain carbon but do not readily ...

Fossils, Rocks, and Time: Fossil Succession

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Aug 14, 1997 ... (3) The kinds of fossils found in rocks of different ages differ ... no mammals, no reptiles, no four-footed vertebrates, no land plants, ... but Archaeopteryx lithographica is the oldest known fossil to have feathers ... The study of fossils and the rocks that contain them occurs both out of doors and in the laboratory...

The microfossil record of early land plants - NCBI

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In this paper, the early land plant microfossil record, and its interpretation, are reviewed. ... The earliest fossil evidence for embryophytes consists entirely of dispersed ..... oldest and appear to contains only cryptospores. (iii) Comparisons with ...

Trachelophytes

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Vascular plants first appear in the fossil record during the mid-Silurian period, about ... This microphyll is the first leaf (in other land plants leaves have multiple ... These cones contain either the male gametophyte (which produces pollen) or the ...

The Fossil Record

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Some layers contain mostly fish fossils while others contain land-dwelling ... Single celled organisms make their first appearance in the lowest layers followed by .... This huge formation contains millions of preserved plant eating dinosaur ...

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The nature and evolutionary relationships of the earliest land plants

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These are not the oldest fossilized land plants, but they are the oldest exhibiting ... assemblages lack clear evidence for bryophytes but contain primitive vascular  ...

The early evolution of land plants, from fossils to genomics: a ...

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Mar 6, 2015 ... All fossils mentioned are earliest occurrences (*), except for Psilophyton and ..... Thus, the function of stomata in early fossil land plants and in living .... Mid- Palaeozoic rock sequences contain many enigmatic fossils that hint at ...

Lab IV - Early Land Plants (1)

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Among the earliest evidence of land plants ( embryophytes ) are, as you might ... rocks, however, it is difficult to establish a terrestrial origin for these fossils. ... A few lucky specimens contain a suspicious dark trace in the center of the axis from  ...