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Fossil eukaryotes: Fungal origins?

Nature Ecology & Evolution volume 1, Article number: 0147 (2017) | Download Citation

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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  1. Nicola McLoughlin is in the Department of Geology and Albany Museum, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa.

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