This Week in Science

2014 Science  
Fossilization processes tend to destroy fi ne-cell structure but, exceptionally, Bomfl eur et al. (p. 1376) have found examples of fossil ferns from the Jurassic in which subcellular structures, including organelles such as nuclei and chromosomes, are well-preserved. Comparative and quantative analyses show that these cells closely resemble the fossil nuclei of extant cinnamon ferns, Osmundastrum cinnamomea, which indicates that this group of ferns has remained virtually unchanged for 180 million years.
doi:10.1126/science.2014.343.6177.twis fatcat:f3jg7lumgzaovfqdpuh4qufqbi