Fungi evolved right on track

@article{Lcking2009FungiER,
  title={Fungi evolved right on track},
  author={Robert L{\"u}cking and Sabine M. Huhndorf and Donald H. Pfister and Eimy Rivas Plata and H. Thorsten Lumbsch},
  journal={Mycologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={101},
  pages={810 - 822}
}
Dating of fungal divergences with molecular clocks thus far has yielded highly inconsistent results. The origin of fungi was estimated at between 660 million and up to 2.15 billion y ago, and the divergence of the two major lineages of higher fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota, at between 390 million y and up to 1.5 billion y ago. Assuming that these inconsistencies stem from various causes, we reassessed the systematic placement of the most important fungal fossil, Paleopyrenomycites, and… 
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