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Ancient plants grown in state-of-the-art growth chambers recreating environmental conditions from more than 400 million years ago have shown scientists from the University of Sheffield how soil dwelling fungi played a crucial role in the evolution of plants.
Controlling water loss is an important ability for modern land plants as it helps them thrive in changing environments.
A new analysis of fossilized grass-pollen grains deposited on ancient European lake and sea bottoms 16-35 million years ago reveals that C4 grasses evolved earlier than previously thought.
The world is a cooler, wetter place because of flowering plants, according to new climate simulation results published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
By McElwain, Jennifer PALEOBIOLOGY Plants as a Force of Nature THE EMERALD PLANET: How Plants Changed Earth's History. David Beerling. xvi + 288 pp. Oxford University Press, 2007. $30.
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