News tagged with tree of life

Reconstructing the tree of life

In 1837, Charles Darwin drew a tree of life, a primitive sketch suggesting that all organisms shared a common ancestry. Today, scientists still are trying to reconstruct these evolutionary branches, but using ...

May 01, 2014
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Creating the Tree of Life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine the wealth of information that would be at our fingertips if we could understand the genetic basis and evolutionary history that underlies the vast diversity in form and function seen within mammals.

Dec 13, 2011
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The first kangaroo genome sequence

Kangaroos form an important niche in the tree of life, but until now their DNA had never been sequenced. In an article newly published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology, an international consor ...

Aug 19, 2011
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