Complex organisms a billion years older than previously thought

New discovery of researchers suggests that complex and multi-cellular life exists arose 1.5 billion years ago, and so a billion years earlier than before thought. reports site PhysOrg, referred to publication of the journal “Nature Communications”. Revelation of the split, however, scholars.

The birth of life since the first organism multi-cellular life billions of years divided the scientific define them as “boring billion”, because from the point of view of evolution has not undergone significant changes. The emergence of multi-cellular organisms, however it was a huge breakthrough that gave rise to the plants and animals we read in the pages of PhysOrg.

New discovery apply to more complex forms of life such that you can see with the naked eye.

Our discovery undoes the moment of appearance of macroscopic eukaryotic organisms (nucleus) of almost a billion years compared to earlier studies, “said AFP Maoyan Zhu, a Professor of the Institute of Geology and Paleontology in Nanjing.

Talking about the fossils discovered by researchers in Hebei province Yanshan. Zhu, together with a team found a total of 167 fossils, and some of them have regular shapes and stood out clearly the complexity we read in the source text.

They are proof of the early evolution of large organisms that can be seen with the naked eye. It completely changes the current state of knowledge about the early history of life, adds Zhu.

Eukaryotic organisms of comparable size have appeared so far in the fossil materials before 600 million years.

The discovery of shared scientists. Some of them believe that we are not dealing with a multi-cellular organism, but with bacteria colony. There is nothing in it, which would suggest that it is different, “said one of the researchers from Oxford.