This is incredible!
Canadian researchers from McGill University found that the oldest discovered organisms with a nucleus in the cell of more than 1 billion years.
Age was found algae Bangiomorpha pubescens species has been established empirically, using the rhenium-osmium analysis. It is important to note that, according to scientists found algae is the oldest known eukaryotic (containing a nucleus in every cell) the body.
According to the researchers, the fossil find can claim the title of oldest known representative of eukaryotic cells and the progenitor of the modern life on Earth.
Recall that life on Earth may have begun 4 billion years ago. This was stated by Australian paleontologists, analyzing the remains of ancient microbes.
During the study, scientists analyzed the remains of microorganisms found in the mountains of Australia in 1992. In early work, their age was estimated to be 3.5 billion years, however, based on the results of a recent study, it can reach up to 4 billion years.