New evidence of the antiquity of life

@article{Schopf2007NewEO,
  title={New evidence of the antiquity of life},
  author={J William Schopf},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2007},
  volume={24},
  pages={263-282}
}
Eleven species of cellularly preserved filamentous microbes, comprising the oldest diverse microbial assemblage now known in the geologic record, have been discovered in shallow water cherts interbedded with lava flows of the Early Archean Apex Basalt of northwestern Western Australia. This prokaryotic assemblage establishes that trichomic cyanobacterium-like microorganisms were extant and both morphologically and taxonomically diverse at least as early as -3,465 million years ago, thus… CONTINUE READING
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