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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 29: Plant Diversity I 1. From water to land 2. Terrestrial adaptations 3. Origin and diversification of land plants 4. Bryophytes 1. From water to land Land plants evolved from green algae: Most plants are terrestrial Land plants = all plants, in contrast to algae, which are photosynthetic protists 290,000 described species of land plants From water to land Charophyceans (a group of green algae) are closest relatives of land plants Land plants = Embryophytes (still being debated) From water to land Charophyceans (a group of green algae) are closest relatives of land plants Land plants = Embryophytes (still being debated) Green algae From water to land Chara and Coleochaete are closest living relatives of land plants, based on morphogical, biochemical, and genetic evidence Chara Coleochaete Chara ? Land plant From water to land From water to land Imagine 400-500 million years ago Occasional drying at edge of pond From water to land Painting of land plants along estuary 400 mya From water to land...
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plants 3.10 - Chapter 29: Plant Diversity I 1. From water...

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