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- Researchers discovered a 407-million-year-old fungus fossil, Potteromyces asteroxylicola from the Rhynie Chert in Scotland.
- Dubbed the Potteromyces asteroxylicola, this fungal plant pathogen is a staggering 407 million years old, and named after Beatrix Potter, the renowned author of 'Tales of Peter Rabbit'.
- Potteromyces asteroxylicola was found infecting the ancient plant Asteroxylon mackiei, showcasing a predator-prey interaction that occurred while the plant was alive.
- The unique reproductive structures of Potteromyces, known as conidiophores, stood out with their unusual shape and formation, leading to its designation as a new species.
Q. Recently, Potteromyces asteroxylicola, was in the news. What is it?
C.Fungal plant pathogen
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Option 3. C