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The arrival of tree roots may have triggered mass extinctions in the ocean

The arrival of tree roots may have triggered mass extinctions in the ocean

The first land plants to develop penetrating root systems, around 400 million years ago, could very well have triggered a series of mass extinctions in the ocean. The expansion of plants on dry land was a great moment on Earth, completely restructuring the terrestrial biosphere. According to researchers from Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis …

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Mass extinctions may have been caused by evolution of tree roots

Evolution of tree roots may have triggered a series of mass extinctions, according to new research. Geologists are finding parallels between ancient extinction events on a global scale and modern threats to Earth’s oceans. A series of mass extinctions that rocked Earth’s oceans during the Devonian Period more than 300 million years ago may have …

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