Billion-year-old ‘Earliest Fungus Among Us’ Only Deepens Mystery of Life

Primordial fungoid found in fossilized river mud in arctic Canada can’t have been the ancestral fungus, it’s too sophisticated, researcher tells Haaretz

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Microscopic fossils found in fossil river mud in today s Canadian arctic have been dated to about a billion years ago and have been identified as nothing less than the earliest known fungus among us.