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Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae

By The Scientist Staff | March 15, 2017

This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.

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image: Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes

Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes

By Sabrina Richards | March 7, 2013

A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.

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