Date of divergence of mosses and seed plants

Value 480 Mya
Organism Plants
Reference Cove DJ et al., The moss Physcomitrella patens: a novel model system for plant development and genomic studies. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2009 Feb2009(2):pdb.emo115. paragraph under heading "Uses of the P. patens model system"PubMed ID20147063
Comments The common ancestor of mosses, such as P. patens, and seed plants, such as Arabidopsis thaliana and pines, lived ~480 million years ago (Mya). For divergence of mosses and flowering plants 400Mya see Iida 2006 PMID 16520337 p.1085 right column 2nd paragraph. See BNID 105200
Entered by Uri M
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