Chara are a group of algae-like aquatics that are more closely related to land plants than they are algae. In fact, many botanists believe they are representative of the earliest stages of land plant evolution. For a rather simple looking plant, their physiology as well as their ecology are incredibly fascinating! Click here for episode 8 of the In Defense of Plants Podcast in which I interview Dr. Mary Bisson about her work on this amazing group of plants.
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