Controversial claim shakes some limbs on the tree of life

University of Oregon researchers say that ancient multicellular fossils may not be ancestors of early marine life.

Controversial claim shakes some limbs on the tree of life

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A controversial claim has been put forth by a researcher at the University of Oregon that could shake some limbs on the tree of life. Researcher Gregory Retallack argues that ancient multicellular fossils previously thought to be ancestors of early marine life are vestiges of land-dwelling lichen or other microbial colonies... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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