Evidence of 600-million-year old fungi-algae symbiosis discovered in marine fossils
MetadataShow full item record
Researchers from China and the United States have found evidence of lichen-like symbiosis in 600-million-year-old fossils from South China. The previous earliest evidence of lichen was 400-million-years-old, discovered in Scotland. The discovery also adds to the scarce fossil record of fungi and raises new questions about lichen evolution.
- Virginia Tech News