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Fungus-Like Fossils Reported from 2.4 Billion-Year-Old South African Basalts

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Earliest Fungus-Like Fossils Discovered in 2.4 Billion-

Year-Old South African Bedrock (The fossils are 2

billion years older than previous finds and could

dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence

of life on Earth Jerry redfern, April 24, 2017

https://www.seeker.com/earth/earliest-fungus-like-fossils-discovered-in-24-billion-year-old-south-african-bedrock

 

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

by Marlowe Hood, PhysOrg, April 24, 2017

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-fossils-earliest-multicellular-life.html

 

The open access paper is:

 

Bengtson, S., B. Rasmussen, M Ivarsson, J. Muhling,

C. Broman, F. Marone, M. Stampanoni, and A. Bekker,

2017, Fungus-like mycelial fossils in 2.4-billion-year-old

vesicular basalt. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1,

Article number: 0141 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0141

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0141

 

Yours,

Paul H.

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