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University of California - Berkeley


Caption: These are chloroplasts visible in the cells of Plagiomnium affine, the many-fruited thyme moss. Photosynthesizing cyanobacteria invaded the earliest one-celled plants about 900 million years ago, conferring on plants the ability to convert sunlight into energy and setting the stage for the diversification of plants.

Credit: By Kristian Peters through Wikipedia

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