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Science  10 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5532, pp. 1027-1028
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5532.1027a

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Generally considered to date back 450 million years, land plants may actually have been around 300 million years earlier, researchers say. Moreover, fungi and green algae could have evolved as much as 1 billion years ago, they report on page 1129.