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Jun 28, 2022

Two Genes Crucial for Plants Colonizing the Earth 470 Million Ago Have Been Identified

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Scientists believe it likely that the two genes, PEN1 and SYP122, paved the way for all terrestrial plant life.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shed new light on how plant life got established on the surface of our planet. They specifically demonstrated that two genes are crucial for terrestrial plants to protect themselves against fungal attack – a defense mechanism that dates back 470 million years. These defenses most likely paved the way for all terrestrial plant life.

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