International collaboration finds land plant genes in ancient aquatic alga

An international team, which included three University of Maryland researchers, sequenced and analyzed the genome of Chara braunii, a freshwater green alga closely related to land plants. By comparing Chara's genome to multiple land plant genomes, the team was able to identify many important genes that originated in a common ancestor shared by Chara and land plants.

Land Plant Genes Found in Ancient Aquatic Alga

NewsResearchers sequenced and analyzed the genome of freshwater green alga closely related to land plants, and identified that many important genes originated in a common ancestor shared by ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Algae have land genes

The genome of the algae species Chara braunii has been decoded. It already contains the first genetic characteristics that enabled the water plants' evolutionary transition to land.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

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