Stefan Bengtson, a paleobiologist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History
in Stockholm who led the team that made the discovery, thinks these fossils could represent the oldest red algae, and therefore the oldest eukaryotic specimens, found so far.
You cannot be a hundred per cent sure about material this ancient, as there is no DNA remaining, but the characters agree quite well with the morphology and structure of red algae," Stefan Bengtson from the Swedish Museum of Natural History
, whose scientists made the findings, said in a statement.
at Harvard and Love Dalen, an evolutionary geneticist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History
, used DNA analysis to identify the species and radio carbon dating to determine age.
Exciting," says Stefan Bengtson, a paleontologist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History
There are few regional keys to identification in the world that are useful, and we generated the first such key for the Afrotropical Region, with long-term plans to have keys such as these made available to other parts of the world over the next 10 years," said Buffington, who collaborated with Simon van Noort of the Natural History Department at the Iziko South African Museum and Mattias Forshage, with the Swedish Museum of Natural History
Love Dalen of the Swedish Museum of Natural History
in Stockholm, an author of the new study, said re-creating mammoths is not a goal of his research team.
Dr Love Dalen of the Swedish Museum of Natural History
said that the woolly mammoths were a fairly dynamic species that went through local extinctions, expansions and migrations.
Barboutis); Swedish Museum of Natural History
, Stockholm, Sweden (T.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Evidence of the single-celled ancestors of animals, dating from the interval in Earth's history just before multicellular animals appeared, has been discovered in 570 million-year-old rocks from South China by researchers from the University of Bristol, the Swedish Museum of Natural History
, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.
Already in China, Fang had made extensive ichthyological field work and Fang came to Sweden for the first time in October 1992, as a visiting scientist to the Swedish Museum of Natural History
The papers discuss natural collections in the Spanish Renaissance; uses and publics of the anatomical model in Florence and Vienna in the 1800s; taste, order, and aesthetics in 18th-century mineral collections; owning and collecting natural objects in 19th Century Britain; the Swedish Museum of Natural History
and the "Linnaean tradition;" and other topics.
Published (1999) by Raster Forlag, Stockholm, and the Swedish Museum of Natural History