The fossil record of plants is massive. Which major evolutionary trends in green plants are supported by the order in which distinct plant groups are found in the fossil record?

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the steady development in plants' ability to produce increasingly sophisticated spores

a division between the green algae evolving to nonvascular plants, and the vascular plants arising separately

the evolution of green plants from green algae, and the gradual evolution of traits moving plants from wet to dry environments

a distinct break from algae lineages and a consistent dependence on moisture for reproduction

 

asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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the evolution of green plants from green algae, and the gradual evolution of traits moving plants from wet to dry environments

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by Zeka22 ~Expert~ (357 points)

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