#078: Evolution of Mycorrhizae

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  1. June 9, 2017

    […] Fossils of early glomeromycotan fungi date as early as 400 million years ago and correspond with the evolution of land plants. Indeed, taxonomic relationships suggest that the common ancestor of all land plants formed arbuscular mycorrhizas. Both of these lines of analysis suggest that the Glomeromycota were crucial in helping plants colonize the land (for more on the evolution of mycorrhizas, see FFF#078).1 […]

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