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What are the synapormorphies of land plants? What are the relationships of land plants to other Archaeplastida


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It is required to discuss the synapormorphies of land plants and the relationships of land plants to other Archaeplastida.

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Archaeplastida is the monophyletic super group which includes the red algae, green algae and the land plants. Archaeplastida is the eukaryotic super group of the land plants.  The synapomorphies observed is the derivation of plastids from primary endosymbiosis.

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The green plants include all the organisms of green algae and the land plants. The common ancestry can be reflected by the synapomorphies which are unique to green algae and lan...

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