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World's oldest algae found in China

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rare plant species was found in the north of the country.

The find is over a million years old. Scientists claim that this is when this type of algae appeared on the planet.

Fossils found in Turkey 
9 million years old

The plants were named Proterocladus antiquus. It is noted that the state of the discovered fossils was a great surprise and good luck for specialists.

The algae are well preserved enough to be examined under a microscope and to carry out the necessary research. Plants have formed a body, the size of which is approximately three millimeters.

The information obtained will help clarify the time of appearance these algae on Earth and get new information about the state of the planet at that time.


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