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Networks of highly branched stigmarian rootlets developed on the first giant trees

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Lycophyte trees, up to 50 m in height, were the tallest in the Carboniferous coal swamp forests. The similarity in their shoot and root morphology led to the hypothesis that their rooting (stigmarian) systems were modified leafy shoot systems, distinct from the roots of all other plants. Each consists of a branching main axis covered on all sides by lateral structures in a phyllotactic arrangement; unbranched microphylls developed from shoot axes, and largely unbranched stigmarian rootlets de...

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10.1073/pnas.1514427113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Plant Sciences
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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BB/J014427/1
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
113
Issue:
24
Pages:
6695-6700
Publication date:
2016-05-25
Acceptance date:
2016-02-29
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1091-6490
ISSN:
1091-6490
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English
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uuid:cfbcc38f-e513-4cce-afc8-0ffa0d2e89ee
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625688
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2016-06-20

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