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Ancient alga knew how to survive on land before it left water and evolved into first plant

A team of scientists led by Dr Pierre-Marc Delaux of the John Innes Centre has solved a long-running mystery about the first stages of plant life on earth. The team of scientists from the John Innes Centre, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and other international collaborators, has discovered how an ancient alga was able to inhabit land, before it went on to evolve into the world’s first plant and colonise the earth.

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