A new view of the tree of life

@article{Hug2016ANV,
  title={A new view of the tree of life},
  author={L. Hug and B. Baker and Karthik Anantharaman and Christopher T Brown and Alexander J. Probst and Cindy J. Castelle and Cristina N Butterfield and Alex W Hernsdorf and Yuki Amano and K. Ise and Yohey Suzuki and Natasha Dudek and D. Relman and K. Finstad and R. Amundson and Brian C. Thomas and J. Banfield},
  journal={Nature Microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={1}
}
The tree of life is one of the most important organizing principles in biology1. Gene surveys suggest the existence of an enormous number of branches2, but even an approximation of the full scale of the tree has remained elusive. Recent depictions of the tree of life have focused either on the nature of deep evolutionary relationships3–5 or on the known, well-classified diversity of life with an emphasis on eukaryotes6. These approaches overlook the dramatic change in our understanding of life… Expand
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