Newly discovered filamentous fossils from 2.4-billion-year-old oceanic lavas suggest that eukaryotes of possible fungal affinity are much older than previously thought.
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McLoughlin, N. Fossil eukaryotes: Fungal origins?. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0147 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0147