Godzilla fungi

CNN reports on a giant (25 ft tall) prehistoric fungus classified by C. Kevin Boyce and collegues. Also see U Chicago press release and Softpedia articles about the manuscript entitled Devonian landscape heterogeneity recorded by a giant fungus published in Geology describing the Prototaxites fossil.  It has apparently been studied for quite a long time (150 years) to no avail as to whether it was fungus, algae, or lichen prior to this study.

[Thanks Annie].

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  1. My pal Brian suggests that we revive this behemoth and use it to study gene regulation evolution. 🙂

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