We are using fossils to investigate the origin and evolution of symbiotic relationships between plants and microorganisms during the early development of life on land.
Our research objectives are to:
Find out more about fungi and fungi-like organisms and the rationale behind the symbionts project.
Learn about our first systematic study of microscopic symbionts preserved among plant tissues in our collections.
View microscopic images of fungal structures and learn more about the imaging technique we use.
Place the newly described species into an evolutionary framework. Find out more.
Find out about the research interests of Museum staff and project collaborators.
Our palaeobotany collections span the Archean to the present, with excellent geographic, stratigraphic and historical coverage.