This Worm-y Critter Is (Probably) Our Oldest Ancestor | SciShow News

This Worm-y Critter Is (Probably) Our Oldest Ancestor | SciShow News

Newly described wormlike fossils dating back over half a billion years might be our oldest ancestors, and researchers have mapped and visualized the physical structure of the microscopic communities growing on human tongues!

Hosted by: Hank Green

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
———-
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
———-
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Kevin Bealer, Jacob, KatieMarie Magnone, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Christopher R Boucher, Alex Hackman, Matt Curls, Adam Brainard, Scott Satovsky Jr, Sam Buck, Avi Yashchin, Ron Kakar, Chris Peters, Kevin Carpentier, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Sam Lutfi, charles george, Greg
———-
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
———-
Sources:

Ancient Bilaterian
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/03/17/2001045117
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uoc–aoa031920.php

Tongue Microbe Spatial Ecology:
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2020.02.097
https://www.pnas.org/content/108/10/4152.short
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S072320201200046X
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcimb.2019.00039/full
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/cp-irh031820.php

Images:

Thumbnail: https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/227429.php

https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/150154.php?from=370199
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/150153.php?from=370199
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/227430.php?from=459132
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/227431.php?from=459132

https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/227293.php?from=458994

%d bloggers like this: