Fungi in Devon Pond may be the Missing Link

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image of the new fungi

A new fungi that has been discovered in a pond in Devon and could prove to scientists how fungi evolved.  The DNA results show this was around the time that the fungal groups diverged, and this new type of fungi discovered will tell us a lot about how they evolved.  This fungi is the oldest fungal group currently known in the kingdom and could show us the missing link between fungi and the rest of the kingdom of life.  This fungi group lacks the rigid wall that fungi use to feed, and this is what scientists believed to be the defining feature of fungi.

 

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