Microbes in the News

Billion-year-old land-dwellers found

Article synopsis:
The discovery of fossilized filaments from bacteria or blue-green algae indicates that land was continuously vegetated between 1,200 and 800 million years ago, much earlier than was previously thought.

Article citation:
"Fossils Hint Land Life Began in Far Earlier Era," The New York Times, Feb 22, 1994, p. B7.

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