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Researchers investigate a billion years of coexistence between plants and fungi

Phys.Org
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-billion-years-coexistence-fungi.html

What can a billion years of coexistence tell us about the evolution of plants and fungi?

Neither plants nor fungi existed on land prior to 800 million years ago, an astonishing phenomenon considering their current immense biodiversity, ecosystem dominance, and impact on the environment.

Virginia Tech professor emeritus Khidir Hilu, along with a team of 13 researchers with complementary expertise in botany, mycology, paleontology, and bioinformatics, joined forces to address this question in a large-scale study published in Nature Communications

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2019-02-billion-years-coexistence-fungi.html#jCp
Evolution
Plant_evolution
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