Bushes in the Tree of Life

  title={Bushes in the Tree of Life},
  author={Antonis Rokas and Sean B. Carroll},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  pages={272 - 1833}
November 2006 | Volume 4 | Issue 11 | e352 Genome analyses are delivering unprecedented amounts of data from an abundance of organisms, raising expectations that in the near future, resolving the tree of life (TOL) will simply be a matter of data collection. However, recent analyses of some key clades in life’s history have produced bushes and not resolved trees. The patterns observed in these clades are both important signals of biological history and symptoms of fundamental challenges that… CONTINUE READING