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First Digital Tree Of Life

September 21, 2015

YouTube video EmJai Mase

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.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0920/Scientists-create-the-first-digital-tree-of-life
https://tree.opentreeoflife.org/opentree/argus/opentree3.0@1

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