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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Origin and early diversification of land plants, particularly bryophytes

Anthoceros neesii

1) A recent paper in PNAS led by Norman Wickett and Siavash Mirarab on the origin and diversification of land plants! 
 Hornworts are big players in the story!!

Check out the press release:

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/look-back-time-key-events-plant-evolution

and a fun summary of the study:
http://my.chicagobotanic.org/science_conservation/plant-evolution-infographic/


2) A recent paper in Nature Communications led by Benjamin Laenen on post-Mesozoic diversification of bryophytes. 

Enjoy!




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