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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



Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

by Marlowe Hood, PhysOrg, April 24, 2017



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




Paul H.

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