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All su ch developments had to happen in water, first, for a successful move to land. [249] � The evidence seems to support the idea that life first began to colonize land via freshwater ecosystems, which provided a friendlier environment than seashores do. �The first arthropods ashore were largely detritivores, eating dead plant matter, and what followed added live plants and early detritivores to their diets. [250] � The land-based ecosystems that plants and arthropods created became nutrient sources that benefited shoreline and surface communities, but the vertebrate move to land was not initiated by the winners of aquatic life. �To successful aquatic animals, the shore was not a new opportunity to exploit but a hazardous boundary of existence best avoided.� Tetrapodomorphs probably made the vertebrate transition to land as marginal animals eking out a frontier existence. [251] � The fins that became limbs originally developed for better swimming, and further muscular-skeletal changes enabled them to exploit opportunities on land.� Two key reasons for the migration onto land may have been for basking (absorbing energy) and enhanced survival of young from predation (preserving energy). [252] �The fi ve digits common to limbed vertebrates were set around this time; early tetrapodomorphs had six, seven, and eight digits, and the digital losses were probably related to using feet on land. [253] But plants had to migrate before animals did, as they formed the terrestrial food chain�s base.� Along with desiccation issues, plants needed structures to raise them above the ground, roots, a circulatory system, and new means of reproduction.� Large temperature swings between day and night also accompanied life on land.� Plants developed cuticles to conserve moisture, a circulatory system that piped water from the roots up into the plant and transported nutrients where they were needed, and plant photosynthesis needed water to function.� Vascular plants pumped water through their tissues in tubes by evaporating water from their surface tissues and pulling up more new water behind the evaporating water via the �chain� of water�s hydrogen bonds .� The last common ancestor of plants and animals reproduced sexually, and sexual reproduction is how nearly all eukaryotes reproduce today, although many ways exist to reproduce asexually .� The first vascular plants are considered to have attained their height in order to spread their spores. [254] � The Rhynie chert in Scotland is the most famous fossil bed that records complex life�s early colonization of land.

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