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It finds that plants invaded land not directly from the sea, as many scientists had thought, but from fresh water, where they spent millions of years preparing for the rigors of terrestrial existence. And it concludes that the many families of green plants living on land today descended not from separate evolutionary upstarts but from a single green "Eve," a near relative of which still lives today in pristine lakes as it did more than a billion years ago. The project also confirms a counterintuitive finding, first proposed six years ago, that fungi -- including yeast and mushrooms -- are more closely related to people than they are to plants.