Scientists Find One Billion Year Old Fungi, Earth’s Oldest

Scientists recently found one billion-year-old fungi in Canada, changing the way we view evolution and the timing of plants and animals here on Earth. The fossilized specimen was collected in Canada’s Arctic by an international team and later identified to be the oldest fungi ever found, sitting somewhere between 900 million and 1 billion years old. The research changes how we view eukaryotes colonizing the land. Read more.

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