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New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life

New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life

By Rebecca BoylePosted 04.30.2012 at 12:06 pm

A tiny microorganism found in Norwegian lake sludge may be related to the very oldest life forms on this planet, a possible modern cousin of our earliest common ancestor. It is not a fungus, alga, parasite, plant or animal, yet it has features associated with other kingdoms of life. It could be a founding member of the newest kingdom on the tree of life, scientists said.

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