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Wild Things: Life as We Know It

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The First Greens

liverworts
(Jan-Peter Frahm)
Plants that greened the earth 400 million years ago probably needed help. In experiments with liverworts, the most ancient plant group, scientists in Britain and Australia found that fungi may have provided nutrients to the plants as they spread across the continents.

Learn more about liverwort at the Encyclopedia of Life.

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