Tree of Life

The only illustration in the Origin of Species is the following sketch of the tree of life by Charles Darwin:

darwin_tree_wide

More recent tree of life is given by

nmicrobiol201648-f1

On this tree all multi-cellular organisms are a tiny branch in the forest of bacteria and archaea.

Ref: [1] http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/12/science/scientists-unveil-new-tree-of-life.html?_r=0

[2] https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/the-newest-tree-of-life-many-new-groups-all-bacteria-some-cryptic-and-enigmatic/

[3] http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol201648

 

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About Artem Novozhilov

I am an applied mathematician interested in studying various evolutionary processes by means of mathematical models. More on my professional activities can be found on my page https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~novozhil/
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