Katie Field, Conversation
Because of their delicate organic and decomposing nature, fossilised fungi are extremely rare. So rare, in fact, that a new discovery has just pushed back the earliest evidence of fungi by at least 500m years doubling their age.Until now, the oldest confirmed fungal fossils dated to around 450m years ago about the same time that plants migrated from sea to land.
Original Title: Complex Life May Only Exist Because of Ancient Fungi
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