Colonization of land by early plants

Range ~480 - 360 Mya
Organism Biosphere
Reference Ohtani M, Akiyoshi N, Takenaka Y, Sano R, Demura T. Evolution of plant conducting cells: perspectives from key regulators of vascular cell differentiation. J Exp Bot. 2017 Jan68(1):17-26. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw473. p.17 left columnPubMed ID28013230
Comments P.17 left column: "The current prosperous biosphere that exists on land started with colonization of the land by early plants in the mid-Paleozoic era, between ~480 and 360 million years ago. After early diversification, these land plants developed long-distance transport systems for efficient conduction of water and carbohydrates. The constituent elements of these systems are water-conducting cells (WCCs), which conduct water and nutrients, and food-conducting cells (FCCs), which conduct carbohydrates and amino acids (Ligrone et al., 2012, Lucas et al., 2013, Raven, 2003, van Bel, 2003)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113559