Three-dimensional preservation of algae and animal embryos in a Neoproterozoic phosphorite

@article{Xiao1998ThreedimensionalPO,
  title={Three-dimensional preservation of algae and animal embryos in a Neoproterozoic phosphorite},
  author={S. Xiao and Y. Zhang and A. Knoll},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={391},
  pages={553-558}
}
Phosphorites of the late Neoproterozoic (570 ± 20 Myr BP) Doushantuo Formation, southern China, preserve an exceptional record of multicellular life from just before the Ediacaran radiation of macroscopic animals. Abundant thalli with cellular structures preserved in three-dimensional detail show that latest-Proterozoic algae already possessed many of the anatomical and reproductive features seen in the modern marine flora. Embryos preserved in early cleavage stages indicate that the divergence… Expand
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