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The Neoproterozoic (1,000 ∼ 540 Ma) is a defining time in the history of eukaryote life: spiny acritarchs appeared in abundance, accompanied by a steadfast increase of macroscopic algae. Emergence of metazoan animals in the Neoproterozoic foreshadows a succession of crucial events in the history of early life: diversification of the Ediacaran organisms, and the Cambrian...

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