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Earth's earliest non-marine eukaryotes

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The existence of a terrestrial Precambrian (more than 542-Myr ago) biota has been largely inferred from indirect chemical and geological evidence associated with palaeosols1,2, the weathering of clay minerals and microbially induced sedimentary structures in siliciclastic sediments 4. Direct evidence of fossils within rocks of non-marine origin in the Precambrian is exceedingly rare5,6. The most widely cited example comprises a single report of morphologically simple mineralized tubes and sph...

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10.1038/nature09943

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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
473
Issue:
7348
Pages:
505-509
Publication date:
2011-05-26
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:86295c72-b6a9-4e68-9fec-46989733eb02
Source identifiers:
151960
Local pid:
pubs:151960
Language:
English

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