Currently, in Canada, an immense finding has been made by scientists but it is so small that cannot be seen with naked eyes, need of microscope is a must. According to scientists, this is the remains of an ancients known fungus, which might be one billon years old, they believe. It has been found in the Arctic area of Canada and it was named Ourasphaira giraldae. This discovery report was printed in the Nature journal. The fungus, which is multi-celled is an ancestor to a large group of organisms that nowadays includes molds, yeasts, and mushrooms.
Nearly, nine-hundred to one billion years ago, Ourasphaira existed where a river turns into a sea, which is twice older as compared to previous scientific fungus discovered. Till today, the eldest fossil fungus, was revealed in Scotland, nearly four-hundred and ten million years old. But few researchers are still in doubt that the fossil is really a fungus or not. A researcher from the University of British Columbia, Canada, Mary Berbee reported Nature saying, there is a cause for trusting it is real at this particular point. She also said additional information will be certainly useful.
While we might never want to find mold growing on our food, or on our home, fungi do take significant work. Decomposition or breaking down of organic material is helped by them. fungi, is nothing but plural form of fungus, are portion of a big group of organisms known as eukaryotes. Plants and animals, both are comprised in this group, which evidently have a well-defined nucleus present their particular cells. One significant difference between plants and fungi is that, nutrients for themselves cannot be produced by fungi with the help of sunlight. This procedure is called photosynthesis. As animals and fungi have advanced together, due to this minute animal might have lived simultaneously as the Ourasphaira fungus.