Wednesday, March 17, 2010
From Green Algae to Land Plants
There is an ample amount of evidence that land plants evolved from green algae: one in particular being that both green algae and land plants have peroxisome enzymes to help minimize losses from photorespiration. What more evidence is there that land plants evolved from green algae? What challenges did land plants face as they moved away from the water? What adaptations were necessary for them to survive?