February 21, 2024



Microfossils 3.4 billion years old have been discovered

Awani Review

According to Professor Barbara Cavalazi of the University of Bologna and colleagues from South Africa, these filaments colonized the walls of channels created by a hydrothermal fluid at low temperature.

Taking into account their morphological and chemical characteristics, they (hyphae) can be considered the oldest microorganisms that recycle methane, most likely the methanogensThe researcher explains in a press release published by the university.

The outcrop from which the rock sample was taken, in the Barberton Belt of Rocks in South Africa

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