Researchers discover microorganism with no affect of life evolution for last 2.3 billion years

February 4, 2015 2:15 PM

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Researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles believe they might have discovered a microorganism that has not undergone any form of evolution for more than two billion years. The discovery essentially amounts to the longest ever absence of evolution in a single species.

UCLA professor of earth planetary and space sciences, William Schopf, has stated that it seems the microorganisms remained well adapted to their very simple yet stable physical and biological environment over the years.

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