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Scientists create the first digital 'tree of life'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by AF-Roger, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. AF-Roger

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    Scientists from 11 organizations have digitized a “tree of life,” a genetic map of 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes that all branched off over time from a common ancestor.

    In a September 18 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers wrote that "The Open Tree Taxonomy" is likely the first to aggregate tens of thousands of already published smaller trees into a comprehensive map of all life. The digital tree is free for anyone to use and update on opentreeoflife.org.

    In what looks like a kaleidoscope of rainbow-colored high-rises, the latest digital diagram depicts the evolution of living things since the beginning of life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago.

    Read more Scientists create the first digital 'tree of life' - CSMonitor.com
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  3. mentat47

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    according to me its impossible to create a tree to life... its true that many species are there which save ppl life from many diseases but to grow a tree that saves life its impossible because only GOD can grow this type of tree

    SALAHUDDIN AHMED Affiliate affiliate

    really nice to know because scientists are now giving us more than we thought few years back

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